MILTON — Milton's varsity lacrosse team fell to visiting Booker T. Washington Panthers, 17-7, Wednesday.

Washington's defense was led by goalie Joey Turner, who blocked multiple shots by Milton, and Demarcus Stanley (16) and Kyle Smith (30). Mason Brock (45) scored five goals with Matthew Poljack scoring four. 

Washington head coach James Brock said his team did a great job tonight. 

"Defense did a shutdown job," Brock said. "We did great with having a freshman goal defense player with only one game behind him."

Brock said that it is always an honor to play against Milton.

"I wish more teams had the character that Milton does," he said.

Milton put a strong fight up against Washington. Midfield player Alex Hero made strong plays for his team, running interference and making many impressive attack plays over Washington. Peter Simmons and Zane Josephs played well on offense. Milton was able to score one last goal in the final moments on the game. 

During the game one injury occurred. After being struck, midfielder Anthony Leporin was able to walk off field without medical assistance.

Milton head coach David Hanley said that he wad proud of his team's effort.

"They did a great job," he said. "They have a lot of heart."

Milton will play Gulf Breeze High at 6 p.m. March 5 at Gulf Breeze.