Mitchell's game-winner propels Weston
Sophomore Lyle Mitchell had five goals and two assists, including the game-winning goal on Tuesday in the Weston boys lacrosse team's 10-9 victory at Newtown. Senior captain Morgan Faller (one goal, three assists) set up Mitchell's game-winner.
"We were running one of our plays and went through it," Faller said. "I saw Lyle going to the goal, I passed it to him and he placed it in a good spot."
Weston raised its record to 5-0 in knocking off last year's SWC champions. Newtown dropped to 3-2 with its other loss coming outside the league, a 6-5 decision to Conard last Saturday.
"They are very athletic," Faller said. "We dominated in the first half but let up in the third quarter before we put it back together again in the fourth. It's a huge win because they are a Class L school and they beat us last year and were the SWC champs."
The Trojans led 5-4 after one quarter and 6-4 at the half, the Nighthawks outscored Weston 3-1 in the third quarter to tie it 7-7 after three quarters. Freshman lefty Sean Fumai was another offensive star for the Trojans as he had two goals and one assist.
"Morgan Faller drew a double slip over the crease and I had the open shot," Fumai said. "I go from high to low and low to high while shooting. I'm changing the direction of the ball."
Faller said, "Sean Fumai had a great game and he'll be great down the line."
Being a southpaw also works to Fumai's advantage.
"It makes it easier to shoot on righty goalies," Fumai said.
Weston outplayed Newtown and could have won by a bigger margin if it weren't for Nighthawks junior goalie Brandon Brody (22 saves).
Despite this big win, Weston isn't taking anything for granted.
"We'll take it one game at a time because we're capable of great things this year," Faller said.