Boys lacrosse: Jesuit beats Plant to take home Ihrig-Shaler Cup

For the past two years, Plant held on to the Ihrig-Shaler Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the boys lacrosse game between the Panthers and Jesuit. 

The rivalry, which now has something at stake, has produced close contests. Plant won 9-8 in 2021 and 8-4 last season, the first two years the trophy was handed out. 

Those results did not sit well with the Tigers. 

On Tuesday, the series resumed at the University of Tampa’s Naimoli Complex. 

This time, Jesuit got payback – and the cup – by winning 12-11. 

Ahead 9-6 at the half, the Tigers had to hold off a furious rally by Plant that included three goals in the fourth quarter to snap their losing streak in this rivalry. 

Lleyton Hall scored four goals and Cole Peck had three assists and two goals to lead Jesuit. 

The Tigers, winners of three straight games, are now 6-1 on the season. Their lone loss was by a goal to Lake Mary, a game in which Jesuit let a fourth quarter lead slip away.