The Staples boys lacrosse team was stonewalled by Fairfield Prep goaltender Mike Seelye Saturday.

The senior -- and the team -- are just one win from making that happen yet again. Seelye stopped 17 shots, including 11 in the first half, as No. 5 Prep built a big lead and rolled to a 13-4 win over No. 13 Staples in the Division L quarterfinals Saturday at Alumni Field.

"Michael Seelye is one of the best goalies in the state of Connecticut," Prep coach Chris Smalkais said. "No question."

Kevin Brown and Matt Brophy combined for nine of Prep's 13 goals and Sean Henry added a pair of markers as the Jesuits won their fifth straight game, improving to 16-1 against Connecticut opposition.

Juniors Joey Zelkowitz and Colin Bannon each potted two goals for Staples as it finished its season 10-9. Jake Frimet had an assist for the Wreckers.

"They took everything away from us," Staples coach Paul McNulty said. "I think we had some good chances ... but they stopped us."

Staples led the offensive attack early, outshooting Prep in the early going 5-1. The Wreckers could not capitalize on their chances.

"That first round, we had some good shots," McNulty said. "They just didn't go in."

Seelye also came up big, and his saves led to Prep's transition game. Henry scored two of Prep's four first-quarter goals as the Jesuits built a 4-0 advantage with Seelye spearheading much of Prep's counterattack.

Prep's first-half lead ballooned to 6-1, but Zelkowitz and Bannon responded, giving Staples life by cutting the Jesuits' advantage to three.

"I like the way we never quit," McNulty said. "Those are good qualities to have and we have them."

But Brophy and Brown scored goals -- including Brown's in transition in the first half's final minute -- that lifted Prep to an 8-3 halftime lead.

"We work a great deal on various forms of transition in practice," Smalkais said. "We practice the situations that we could face in a game."

The Jesuits' defense stifled Staples in the second half, holding the Wreckers to just nine shots and a single goal.

Wrecker goalie Cole Gendels made 13 saves. Despite Staples falling short, it is pleased with the season.

"We had a couple of Division I [college] players, and they're all gone now," McNulty said. "We have a new group. The goal was to keep Staples a contender, a team who had a winning record who could play well and we accomplished that. We made both playoffs. The other goal was to beat teams that we're not expected to beat. We beat Greenwich, we beat Newtown when they were 12-3. We lost a close loss to a team from Long Island. So that was the goal, to keep Staples in the upper-level of the league, and that's what we did."

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