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Churchill claims LAX division title with latest win

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Published on: Thursday, May 02, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

SILVER SPRING – The Churchill boys lacrosse team made school history in Monday’s 17-3 road victory over Springbrook.

Behind attackmen Matt Leonard and Louis Dubick, the Bulldogs captured the division title for the first time ever.

Leonard, a senior who has signed with Towson, scored five goals in the win and Dubick, a sophomore Maryland commit, finished with three goals and ten assists for the Bulldogs.

The win marked Churchill’s eleventh consecutive victory and kept the Potomac public school’s perfect record intact.

“It means a lot to the program,” said Churchill head coach Jeff Fritz. “We’ve come in second place many times. I’m happy for the guys on the team. They’ve earned it. They’ve been busting their butts the last couple years here and we finally made it happen.”

However, the division title was only the first step in Churchill’s quest for the ultimate prize.

“We have high goals,” said Fritz. “We definitely want to win the state championship. We had three goals, to win the division championship for the first time ever, we accomplished that. The second goal was to win the region and the third goal was to win the state championship. We’ve got our first goal taken care of and now we’re working toward that second.”

Meanwhile, Springbrook junior faceoff specialist Tatah Ndeh finished with two of the Blue Devils’ three goals and Ryan Hudson scored the other one.

“Churchill is the best team we’ve played all year,” said Ndeh. “They move the ball well. They don’t make a lot of errors so you got to capitalize on their mistakes.”

Churchill has outscored its opponents 192-64 this year and has remaining regular season games against Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill.

“This gives us a lot of momentum,” said Leonard, “because we just keep building on each other and keep building on every win so we got to finish out with some more wins and then we get ready for playoffs.”

Dubick, who has scored 46 goals and registered 56 assists this season, said he looks forward to the postseason.

“I’m real excited,” said Dubick. “We lost last year in the final four and so we’re hoping we get there this year and get to state finals and see what we can do.”

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