The Weston High boys lacrosse team cut an uninhibited image against Staples last Thursday, April 26.
Besting their non-conference rivals 8-5, the Trojans lit up the field in pastel pink socks and shoes in the Coaches vs. Cancer game.
The Trojans spent the entire week collecting funds for cancer research. Money was also collected prior to the game.
Weston propelled ahead of the competition early on, scoring six goals in comparison to the Wreckers’ lone tally by the first half’s conclusion. The Wreckers edged forward four goals in the second half — three of which were scored before the Trojans picked up slack again in the third frame.
Sean Fumai and Jack Scheufele, Weston’s biggest scorers, led the attack with three goals each. Both Matt Brooks and Lyle Mitchell nabbed a goal and an assist.
Saturday’s non-conference game against Byram Hills, N.Y. unfolded in a similar fashion. Edging out the Bobcats 7-6, the Trojans set up a precarious 5-3 lead by halftime.
The lead stuck despite the Bobcats outscoring Weston 3-2 in the second half.
Scores may have been narrow for the Trojans last week, but consistent pressure from Weston’s offense and defense pushed off the opposition just enough to ensure wins in both games.
Brooks, Richie Miller, and Mitchell added two goals each to the scoreboard. Mitchell racked up a single assist in addition to his two goals.
It was a week of defensive excellence for goalie Grant Limone, who made ten saves against Staples and blocked nine from Byram Hills.
With a 7-2 record, Weston visits New Milford today (Thursday) at 6 p.m., hosts Bunnell on Tuesday at 6:30 and is at Stratford on Wednesday at 7.