Boys lacrosse: Young Dutchmen have a lot to learn

Key injuries affect Guilderland before the season begins

— “The speed of the game and the different nuances of the varsity game – as opposed to the JV game – is going to take some time for them to learn,” said McConaghy.

McConaghy said he’s okay with his team taking some early lumps if it means that Guilderland will be playing better as the season goes on.

“We just want to be playing in May at the best of our ability,” said McConaghy. “We want to focus on three things. We want to focus on building individual skills, we want to focus on building team skills and we want to focus on our lacrosse I.Q.”

Guilderland’s first game is Saturday against defending Section II Class B champion Queensbury at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The Dutchmen’s first scheduled Suburban Council contest is Tuesday, April 1, against Bethlehem.

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