The Weston boys lacrosse team relishes any opportunity it has competing against teams from New York State.

New York is reknowned for having top lacrosse programs. Weston has the opportunity to enhance its skill level when it plays tougher competition.

A victory over these high caliber teams is a bonus because it also helps Weston in the standings.

The Trojans experienced the best of both worlds Saturday when it won 7-6 at Byram Hills, N.Y. to raise its record to 7-2.

Lyle Mitchell, Matt Brooks and Richie Miller led Weston's offense with two goals each. Mitchell had two assists. Sean Fumai had a goal and two assists.

Grant Limone made nine saves.

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Trojans coach John Mathews especially savors these wins because he learned the game while playing in Upstate New York.

"I was All American at Jamesville DeWitt High School and played lacrosse at Syracuse University," Mathews said. "I have had a New York connection all my life and know it's one of the mecca's of lacrosse."

This was Weston's fifth straight victory. The Trojans also defeated Staples Thursday for their first win over the Wreckers in four years.

Although Weston has played well recently, Mathews doesn't want his charges to become complacent.

"We have to get better and better and peak at the right time and build off this momentum," he said.