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Boys lacrosse: Trojans settle down for victory

Last week featured the Weston High boys lacrosse team dancing on the edge of tightly wound defense and schizophrenic turnovers.

Beginning their week with a 15-7 win over Brookfield on Tuesday, April 10, the Trojans, plagued by a stagnant 2-2 deadlock in the first frame, came back in the second for a genuine rollercoaster victory.

With a bursting offensive led by Sean Fumai and Jack Scheufele, Weston scored seven goals in the second frame.

Fumai and Scheufele led Weston with four goals apiece. The former also had three assists and the latter one.

Matt Brooks scored three goals and Lyle Mitchell netted two, each with an assist. Jesse Laico also scored two goals. Eli Page had one assist.

Grant Limone had 13 saves in goal for Weston

The Trojans’ only loss last week came from a tight 8-7 bout with Newtown on Thursday. Trailing behind the Nighthawks by only one goal for the majority of game time, the Trojans could not get the equalizer. However, Weston was hardly lethargic.

The Trojans scored three goals in the second half, edging over the two goals Newtown scored during the same time frame. Despite the second wind in the latter half, Weston still could not get over the hump necessary to win the game.

Mitchell and Sean Fumai each scored twice for Weston. Both had an assist.

Scheufele (two assists), Richie Miller and Grey Bradshaw-Mack scored one goal apiece. Zach Kraft had one assist.

Limone continued his streak of furious goalkeeping last week, nabbing 15 saves.

With their small winning streak coming to an end, the previously 5-1 North Rockland, N.Y., Raiders felt the pain as Miller scored the game-winning goal in double overtime last Saturday.

Intent on clinching the game, Miller shot the winning goal after receiving a pass from Mitchell. Miller also added one assist in the second half. The scoreboard read 7-6 in Weston’s favor by the game’s conclusion.

Fumai had three goals for Weston and Miller had two. Scheufele and Same Rueben scored one apiece.

Limone made 14 saves, including two in the second overtime.

Weston, now 3-2 overall, hosts New Fairfield today (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. and is at Brookfield on Saturday at noon.

 

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