Boys Varsity Lacrosse
by Sam Barrett-Cotter on Friday, April 20th, 2012
After losing its season opener to Rivers, 8-4, the Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team rebounded for a high scoring victory over the St. George’s Dragons. The 14-11 win was sparked by senior Eddie Richardson’s (I) 6-goal performance.
Their game plan was simple: score fast and often, and thus diminish the Dragons’ hopes of winning. The Mustangs came out flat; however, surrendering a quick three goals thus eliminating opportunity for a quick and easy victory.
Co-Captain Sam Wasserman (I) broke the ice with 1:07 remaining in the 1st quarter, narrowing the Dragons’ lead to 3-1. The second quarter saw Richardson score three goals, as the teams went back and forth trading goals. St. George’s led, 7-5, at the half.
Milton came out firing in the second half, led by the three more of Richardson’s goals and two each by junior attack men Cole Morrisette (II) and Kevin Lynch (II).
When the final horn sounded on Milton’s Dennis Field, the Mustangs stood victorious in the early season slugfest.
The high mark of 11 put up by a weak St. George’s team is indicative of the necessary improvements on the defensive end.
“We tend to slide too late after the ball is shot or passed,” said Wasserman, “adding that with experience – Milton starts 4 sophomores – the defense will improve.”
Sophomore Jake Hogan was strong in goal despite the barrage of St. Georges’ shots he faced.
Thus far, Milton has dealt with injuries to starters James Oliver and Co-Captain Nick Gagnon (I).
“Cole [Morrisette] has been playing great, and is really important in the absence of Gagnon,” said Co-Captain Harry Pearce (I).
Added Pearce: “Sean [Brennan] is a great addition and has played well filling in for James [Oliver].”
The Mustangs will get a lift from the returns of Gagnon and Oliver, both of whom are healing fast.
“As a team we’ve come a long way from last year on our clears,” said Wasserman.
Against St. George’s, Milton dominated the clears, and scored 4 goals on unsettled situations created by clean defensive zone clears.
Look for Milton to keep improving and to climb up the ISL standings.
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