The Palm Beach Central High School boys lacrosse team hosted Jensen Beach High School last week in a senior night matchup, defeating the Falcons 10-4. The win boosted the Broncos’ overall season record to 12-3.
The Broncos wasted no time delivering a relentless attack at the Falcon defense, racking up five goals before the end of the first half. Jensen Beach could not break through the solid Palm Beach Central defensive unit that helped secure a 5-0 halftime Bronco lead.
Bronco senior Chris Conley struck the back of the net 40 seconds into the second half to extend his team’s lead 6-0. In a blink, freshman attacker Ryan Rundle added to the tally to give the Broncos a 7-0 advantage against the struggling Jensen Beach team with seven minutes left in the third quarter. The Falcons managed to battle back, scoring two unanswered goals to close out the third quarter 7-2.
In the opening moments of the final quarter, Palm Beach Central added to the lead, responding with a goal. Midfielder Bradley Freeman passed to Conley, who launched the ball into the Falcon net to make the score 8-2. The two teams traded goals late in the final quarter. Rundle grabbed his second of the game, moving the score to 9-3.
Palm Beach Central senior Mark Prieto scored the Broncos’ final goal of the game to extend the lead to 10-3. The Falcons would reach the Bronco net just once more to close the margin, but the Broncos had time on their side to secure the senior night victory.
Six different players hit the back of the net for the Broncos. Logan Rohak, Rundel and Freeman each accounted for two goals, while Conley is credited with four shots and a goal, Danny Broderick had five ground balls and a goal, and Prieto also scored one goal.