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Cougar Spirit

DS lax wins 8-2 over Windham

Chris Hettler
On a cold wet Tuesday afternoon the Varsity and JV boys lacrosse team traveled south to face the Jaguars of Windham in a rematch of last years epic 8-7 semifinal win. The weather and Windham's defense made things tough, but our boys found a way to persevere and get a W to improve to 12-0 on the season. The team as a whole struggled at times today with wet sticks, booted GB's and poor footing, but senior Captain Jonny MacLean ignited the offense going for 6 points (4 and 2) with some sweet feeds to off ball shooters. Juniors Gunnar Senatore and Matt Weimer each took feeds for Jonny and buried them in the back of the net recording two goals a pieces. Senior defender Alex Neville also pushed the tempo and transition to record two of his own goals. Senior midfielders John Anderson and Antonio Imbriano along with junior Henry Howe and sophomores Chas Dean and Will Mancini didn't find the back of the net, but played incredible defense and rode and cleared well. Sophomore Connor O'Brien battled hard in the face-off circle adjusting well as the game went along to help us win critical faceoffs down the stretch of the game (6/13). The defense was a wall yet again with Seniors Max Horton (6 GB's) and Alex Neville (8 GB's) leading the way along with junior Jacob Scholten (4 GB's) and sophomore Will Hadley (3 GB's). Senior Avry Truex dominated the net once again to hold Windham to just 2 goals (8 saves) to go along with some beautiful outlet passes that started transition opportunities. The JV team won a thriller holding on late to come away with a 7-5 victory. Ryan Etzo led all scorers with 4 goals on some nice catch and finishes in tight. Junior Zack Horton also played well sticking home a goal and dishing out two assists. Sophomore Nathan Dudley played well at attack and midfield putting home a goal of his own, while Cole Giersch iced the game with a nice lefty finish in tight on the crease to score the games final goal. Junior Jacob Plage pushed transition to record an assist from the defensive end, while Colby Muise also played well in his first extended action at midfield also recording an assist. Sophomore Kyle Carpentier went 7/15 in the face-off circle to help us get much needed possessions. Sophomore's Andrew Wold and Charlie Butler along with 8th grader Tyler Lautieri played lock down defense throughout both halves while sophomore Ryan Caparrelli (5 saves) and junior Yash Patel (2 saves) each played well to earn the victory. Junior Emerson Bracy, sophomores Liam Hovey, Clay Burns, freshman Andy Warren and 8th grader Keigen Delisle didn't find the score sheet, but played well and contributed to the team victory. Well done boys. We return to action Friday night under the lights at 7pm against the Division 1 powerhouse Blue Hawks of Exeter...hope to see many of you there for what will be a great test for us as we prepare for the playoffs...until then, we are... "Proud Of Our Past...Primed For The Future!" STELLOS...#SearchForSix Coach Hettler, Gorton, Ellinwood and Perkins

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