Fort Mill’s Joey Curtis moves in between two defenders during the Jackets match Saturday. Curtis scored three goals.

Plagued with injuries, the Fort Mill boys’ lacrosse team took their lumps Saturday afternoon falling to Christ the King.

The Huntersville based private high school beat the Jackets 15-7 despite several rallies by Fort Mill. The loss drops the Jackets to 5-8 on the season. Fort Mill is missing three key players including leading scorer Trent Farley.

“We are going to have to find a way to play a complete game,” said Fort Mill head coach Alex Tindall. “The biggest thing is to minimize mistakes. Moving forward, we have to make sure guys are playing well.”

Fort Mill has two crucial Region 3-5A matches coming up at Clover and then hosting Nation Ford. Wins in those matches could secure a playoff spot for the Jackets.

The two teams in Saturday’s match started with back-to-back goals through the first four points, but Christ the King started showing their strength and pulled away after that.

Fort Mill opened the match with Joey Curtis scoring at 10:15 in the first quarter. Christ the King would then score back-to-back goals to take the lead before Carson Maloney would tie the match at 2-2 with about seven minutes left in the opening quarter.

That tie would be the last one in the match as Christ the King scored the next two goals to take a 4-2 lead after the first quarter. It was all Christ the King in the second quarter as they rattled off six consecutive goals in the quarter to go up 10-2 at the half.

In the third quarter, Christ the King added two more goals to go up 12-2 before Fort Mill could get back on the board with Curtis scoring two more goals to make it 12-4 and give him a hat trick in the match.

Christ the King would score two more goals in the third quarter to go up 14-4 before heading into the fourth quarter.

Fort Mill outscored Christ the King 3-1 in the fourth quarter with Danny Anderson scoring and Jeremiah Campbell getting two goals as well for the Jackets.

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The Fort Mill girls’ lacrosse team lost to Charlotte Country Day on Saturday on the road 19-5 and dropped to 8-4 overall on the season.

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Fort Mill’s Jeremiah Campbell scored twice during the Jackets game Saturday.