Boys Lacrosse Goes 1-1 to Start Season

It is spring sports season on campus, and that means the boys lacrosse team is back in action. In the first game of the season the Huskies faced off against Plattsburgh High School and started the year off with a 9-4 victory. Senior AJ McCarron was solid between the pipes. Elias Fleishman (Attack, 2020) and Will Arquiett (Attack, 2019) both recorded hat tricks, and Nate Boak collected two goals (Attack, 2020).

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Head coach Jamie Welsh said, “Our first game against Plattsburgh was a good place to start our season and build some confidence. The team played well despite never having played together and it being our first time out doors. We maintained possessions and demonstrated that we have a something to build on for the remainder of our season.” Welsh was also pleased with his players. “ Patrick Callahan and Elias Fleischmann demonstrated some strong talent and promise at the midfield position,” he said, “and they were able to effectively work with attackmen Nate Boak and Will Arquiett.”  Coach Welsh said “the defensive core was led by senior Drew Goldberg and two other seniors, Stephen Gilligan and Matthew Petizian. Matthew played his first game at long pole and recorded no penalties and made very few mistakes.” The coach was happy with the rookies. “Our young players and new players also had a good opportunity for some playing time and to learn the game of lacrosse,” said Welsh. “Wyatt Friedlander ‘19, Fallou Sylla ‘20, and Trevor Souza ‘19 all got reps cycling through attack. Sam DiBitetto saw his first minutes at the close of the game working to force a Northwood turnover in the closing seconds.”

In the second game of the season, the Huskies had a setback with a 15-0 loss to regional powerhouse Canton High. “Canton proved to be a much sterner test,” said Coach Welsh. “And we were not at full strength, due to the threat of a snow storm that forced a number of players to have to make alternate travel arrangements. The players that played demonstrated grit and a never quit attitude, despite not being able to generate many scoring opportunities and only a few good offensive possessions. With a few practices under our belt the team will return to action this week.”

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