Wreckers win two more games
The Staples boys lacrosse team improved its record to 5-0 with a surprisingly easy 13-6 win over visiting Trumbull (4-2) on Tuesday. Junior captain Kip Orban pumped in six goals and added one assist to lead the Wreckers.
Another junior Charlie Ross and senior Kyle Mendelson added two each with senior captains Nate Greenberg and Jack Ambrose scoring one goal each; junior midfielder Nick Make added one more with two assists. The Wreckers raced out to a four goal lead (7-3) in the first half which put the Eagles back on their heels early. Senior captain goalie Austin Waiter had seven saves.
Orban felt the Wreckers "came out a little flat" to begin the game and that Trumbull played well initially.
"The key was our offense moving as a unit which opens up the opportunities to score," Orban said.
Coach Paul McNulty said, "The defense has played very well all year and that is a key to any team's success. Trumbull has some very good offensive players and we had to play hard to overcome their talents."
The Wreckers raised their record to 6-0 with an 11-6 victory over Hall on Wednesday. They led 7-0 at the break. Orban led the way with three goals and an assist. Maki (one goal) performed like a playmaker in accumulating four assists. Greenberg (three goals), Ross (two goals, one assist), Mendelson (one goal), Lahiff (one goal), senior Keith Gelman (one assist) and sophomore Thomas Jenkins (one assist) also contributed on offense.
Waiter played the first half and made two saves. Junior JB Breig took over in net in the second half and made four saves.
Junior Matt Yeager led the defense with six ground balls. Gelman (five ground balls), Ross (five ground balls), Orban (four ground balls), Lahiff (four ground balls), Maki (four ground balls), sophomore Jake Frimet (four ground balls) and Ambrose (three ground balls) also contributed in the trenches.