Mikie Schlosser had a hat trick in the first half for the Davis High boys lacrosse team on Friday against Berkeley.
Unfortunately, it was all the Blue Devils would score as they fell to the visiting Yellowjackets, 12-3, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.
The young DHS squad knew it would need to play its best game of the year to beat a Berkeley team that is loaded with experienced juniors and seniors, and for the first part of the contest, the Devils looked like they just might do it.
Kian Reno set the tone off the opening face-off, carrying the ball all the way to the cage, only to be denied by a goalpost.
After the Yellowjackets took a 1-0 lead, Schlosser evened the score at 1-1. He did the same in the second quarter, tying things at 2-2 on a man-up goal, then completed his hat trick with a diving, highlight-reel score just before halftime.
The super sophomore was then locked off and double-teamed by the Berkeley defense and Davis couldn’t mount much of an offense.
Trying to stay close, the Blue Devils defense kept working hard to create turnovers. Rudy Buhlman took the ball away three times for DHS, Austin Barden did it twice and the Devils got one each from Kevin Willefert, Carson Stone, Reno and Schlosser.
Goalie Will McPherson had eight saves on the night and the Davis defense denied Berkeley in five man-down situations.
The Blue Devil homestand continues Tuesday when they host league foe Bishop O’Dowd at 7:30 p.m. Break the Record Night is scheduled for Thursday against Sir Francis Drake with the JV team playing on Halden Fied at 5:30 p.m. before the varsity matchup at 7:30.