take who off field? the starters?
Starters are just that starters not all game every play playing multiple positions. Attack playing middie, short stick middies playing with long sticks etc... etc ... You cannot go the distance with no depth. There are plenty of kids on the team that can play. You need to begin to develop them by playing them in the regular season. That didn't happen and the result is you cannot match beat a team like Melville twice in a year with no depth. Look at the great programs like Melville what makes them better is depth. Depth is created not handed to a program.
25 kids in uniform on the sidelines is not depth, 15 good lacrosse players on the sidelines is depth. Depth is when you can play the fourth or fifth attack or defense or the 6th or 7th middy and have there be very little drop off in talent - over the last 45 years I have been playing, coaching and watching HS lacrosse on long Island I can tell you that only 2 schools consistently have depth and that is St A's and Chaminade and they still play the same rotations as most schools in tight games (3 attack, 3 Defense, 1 Goalie, 4 O mids, 2 LSM's and 3 ssdm and 1 fogo)
if your 1st team and your second team scrimmage and it is very close and competitive it doesn't mean you have great depth it probably means your first team is not that good.