A normally potent attack met a lot of resistance when the Weston High boys lacrosse team hosted Newtown.
The Trojans averaged better than nine goals a game going into their contest last Tuesday, April 16. But with a couple of players out with injuries they struggled to find the net in an 8-2 loss, their first of the season.
Newtown created more scoring opportunities for itself by winning the majority of face-offs. At the other end of the field its defense thwarted the Trojans by holding them scoreless for the first half.
“We’re playing a lot of young guys,”, said Weston head coach John Mathews. “It happens when you have a small school.”
Down 4-0 heading into the third quarter, Weston got on the board with Sean Fumai’s first goal as the two sides traded scores. However, the Nighthawks put three more in the net in the final frame to stay out of reach.
Grant Limone made 13 saves in goal for Weston. Newtown, which took more than 40 shots, was led by Alec Beauchemin and Dan Hebert, each with three goals.
The Trojans picked up the pace a bit two days later when they hosted Notre Dame. A 10-5 win was actually not as close as the score indicated.
Weston soon began to dominate, going up 4-1 in the first quarter and never trailed. It had things well in hand by halftime, building an 8-2 advantage.
With a comfortable lead, Weston head coach John Mathews began to make frequent substitutions in the third quarter, pulling the starting players in order to give the younger ones some time on the field. The Lancers made a game of it in the second half, actually outscoring the Trojans 3-2 during that time.
Fumai again led Weston in scoring with four goals. He also had the most assists with three.
Richie Miller netted three goals while Austin Drimal, Oliver Parker and Alex Sydney all had one apiece. Troy Fynn and Eli Page each had an assist.
Limone and Adam Byer shared time in goal, each making four saves.
Weston, now 5-1 overall, is at Brookfield today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. and hosts Byram Hills, N.Y. on Saturday at .
On Monday the Trojans will host Nyack, N.Y. in their annual Coaches vs. Cancer game. The team will wear pink socks and sell T-shirts to help raise money for cancer research.