By Eliot Schickler

Eschickler@bcnnew.com

The Weston boys lacrosse team enters its upcoming games against Class L schools on a positive note.

Weston raised its record to 8-3 with a 17-1 home win over Immaculate (3-9) Tuesday and hope to bring its momentum into road games at New Milford (5-7) Thursday and Staples (9-3) Friday.

"It was a good team win," Trojans senior tri-captain Kip McMahon said. "I think we'll be ready for Staples and it will be a good game between two rivals."

This was Weston's second straight win, which followed three consecutive losses.

"After three straight losses, our team is practicing a lot harder and is getting the offense to flow in a different way," Trojans senior tri-captain Eddie Hutchins said.

Sophomore Richie Miller led Weston's attack with five goals and four assists and junior Lyle Mitchell had two goals and three assists. Junior Jack Scheufele and freshman Danny Rogers (two ground balls) each had three goals. Seniors Joey Falci (one assist, two ground balls) and Kyle Allon and juniors Matt Brooks (two assists) and Jesse Laico (one assist) had one goal apiece.

Brooks led the fight for the loose ball with five ground balls. Senior Ken Brooks, sophomore Grey Mack and freshman Riley Nichols had three ground balls each.

Trojans Coach John Mathews gave his second and third stringers ample playing time once the outcome was no longer in doubt.

"I'd like to see other guys get playing time," Hutchins said.

Weston mostly focused on preparing for its upcoming games. In addition to the two road games this week, it hosts Brookfield May 17 and closes out the regular season at home May 19 against undefeated Newtown.

"We went out there to try to get better and build ourselves up for the tough games like Friday [against Staples]," Trojans senior tri-captain Alex Peyreigne said.

Peyreigne played in goal for three quarters and made four saves while allowing no goals. Immaculate scored in the waning minute against freshman Grant Limone.

"It was definitely the defense," Peyreigne said. "They forced bad shots and I didn't have to make any big saves."

Weston knows Staples won't be an easy opponent.

"They are a good team and we better come to play," Hutchins said.

Peyreigne said, "We have to play our game. We have to play well and limit our mistakes. I think it will be a good game."