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FCHS Boys Edge Edison, Remain Unbeaten

The Falls Church High School boys varsity lacrosse team extended its unbeaten record to 8-0 following a 10-9 defeat of Edison last Friday night.

Junior Connor Simmons found the back of the net six times for the Jaguars to lead the attack that claimed the lead with two goals in the first three minutes of the second half and never relinquished it.

Falls Church Head Coach Geoffrey Young attributed the win in part to the team's gritty performance in winning ground balls, edging Edison 41-34 in that department.

In addition to Simmons's six tallies, junior Alex Nanthavong scored two goals, while junior Andy Frank added another. Junior Paul Cossack registered 13 saves in goal for the Jaguars.

The Jaguars' unblemished mark will be put to the test with a pair of upcoming games against Westfield and Yorktown. Westfield is ranked No. 5 in the region according to Young, while the Jaguars haven't defeated Yorktown in six years.

“We will have to play a perfect game to keep it close [against Westfield],” Young said, going on to comment on the National District matchup against Yorktown. “Again, we will have to play very well and convert on all of our opportunities to score.”