Friday, April 2, 2010

Wolverines Take Down Minutemen

Bridgton Academy lacrosse kicked off its Spring season with a trip to UMass Amherst to take on the Minutemen club team. Being outside for the first time on the season the Wolverines were able to pull out a 7-6 victory.

Bridgton came out firing, jumping out to a 3-0 advantage, however they allowed UMass back into the game by giving up two unanswered goals to close the first quarter up 3-2. The second quarter was a back and forth battle until Bridgton found the back of the net just before the half to take a 4-2 lead.

Following a halftime speech by former Wolverine and current UMass All-American, Diogo Godoi '04 the Black and Gray scored two quick goals to take their largest lead of the game at 6-2, however four straight goals by UMass over the final 10 minutes tied the game at 6-6 with four minutes to go. Colin Palma (Chappaqua, NY) then found the back of the net for the eventual game winner, as the Bridgton defense was able to hold off UMass for the final four minutes.

Will Janney (Richmond, VA) stopped 11 shots in goal, against a much better UMass team from the fall. Palma lead the offense with three goals and one assist. JP Coombe (Annapolis, MD) had two goals and two assists, Casey Helms (Sandwich, MA) added two goals and an assist and Charlie Stephens (San Fransisco, CA) collected an assist.

Coach Bamann was pleased with the effort saying, "For the first game of the season we gave a good effort all around. UMass is much improved since the fall, and our defense played very well. It was great to see some alums, and hear from former players." Art Kell '08, current points leader for the Minutemen varsity, stopped by to watch the Wolverines in action.

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