Monday, September 13, 2010

Lacrosse Opens With A Win

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines lacrosse team opened up the season with a victory on the road. The team travelled to UMass this weekend and won 11-5. Coach Bamann was very happy with the game saying, “The team played great. It was a little sloppy in the beginning buts it’s our first game so that’s to be expected.”

The game started off with Bridgton dominating the play. For the first few minutes the ball never left BA’s offensive zone. Then UMass took control of the ball and scored on their first trip down the field. Bridgton didn’t give up and answered right back when Ian Farley (Camillus, NY) scored with an assist from Matt Stango (Jupiter, FL). In the next few minutes of play there were two more goals exchanged before Edward Suh (Colchester, CT) cut through the UMass defense and fed a pass to Stango who turned it into Bridgton’s 3rd goal of the game putting BA ahead 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.

“The team played a very unselfish game,” said Coach Bamann. “We moved the ball well and there were a lot of assisted goals which is always nice to see.”

Farley led the scoring with four goals. Alec Westerhoff (LeGrange Park, IL) also lit up the scoreboard with three goals and two assists while Sean Williamson (Falmouth, MA) added a goal and an assist. The rest of the Wolverine goals were scored by Nate Nichols (Penn Yan, NY) and Storm Stockstill (Jupiter, FL) with assists from Spencer Matches (Sammamish, WA) , Jacob Luchovich (Stonington, CT), and Chris Barney (Cheshire, CT). BA out shot UMass 25-7 and had 37 ground balls while UMass only had 23. Bridgton also won 14 out of the 20 face-offs in the game.

With a win in the books the Wolverines look forward to their next contest. They will face Navy Prep at home on Saturday September 18th. Game time is set for 1:00 P.M.

Williamson looks for the open pass

Matches wins the face-off

Evan O'Donnell (Monclair, NJ) defends an oncoming Umass forward

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