After losing only three games during the regular season, the Lake Braddock boys lacrosse team fizzled late, dropping its last two games to end the season rather unceremoniously.
Off the heels of a heartbreaking 7-6 overtime loss to Annandale in the Patriot District tournament, the Bruins dropped its first round regional game at home to Madison, 16-10, on Tuesday.
After losing 9-8 to the Atoms on March 28 — the last time it had lost heading into the district tournament — the Bruins reeled off eight straight wins. As the No. 2 seed, they upended struggling West Potomac, 12-2, in the first round of the district tournament. Four days later, Lake Braddock clung on to an 8-7 victory against South County.
In the district championship, Annandale senior Dylan Volk scored the game-winner in sudden death overtime to give the Atoms their second-ever district title.
Lake Braddock had a chance to win outright in regulation. With a one-goal lead, Annandale senior attackman Matt Johnson managed to punch in a game-tying goal past Bruin goalkeeper Will Peabody.
Lake Braddock senior co-captain Woody Kidd scored three goals against Annandale senior goalie Kevin McCracken, who held the Bruins to its lowest scoring total since a Spring Break tournament game on March 20. And that was a game it actually won.
Against Madison on Tuesday, the Bruins allowed a season-high 16 goals. The Warhawks
Lake Braddock finished the season 11-5 despite winning 11 of 12 games after starting the season with two straight losses.