Boys lax: Warriors trounce Danbury for first win
As the weather heated up, so did the Wilton High boys lacrosse team.
The Warriors scored on their first four possessions on the way to a 14-1 rout of Danbury on Tuesday afternoon at Fujitani Field It was the first win of the young season for Wilton (1-2).
Wilton had a 5-0 lead before Danbury scored its lone goal. Danbury did not mount any sustained offensive play the entire game, with its only goal coming in transition when the Wilton goalie was caught out of position.
The home team had a 6-1 lead after one quarter. Neither team scored in the first 11 minutes of the second quarter as it looked as though each team thought the ball was a hot potato, turning it over continuously. Wilton did put home two goals in the final minute of the half for the 8-1 lead at the break.
With the contest well in hand, Joshua Worley replaced Conor Johnson in net for the Warriors and held the Hatters scoreless. Wilton tacked on four more goals in the third period and two more in the fourth to close the scoring.
The highlight goal came in the third quarter on a shot from Christian Hansson. Hansson went behind the back and fired his shot over his right shoulder for the score.
Although the Warriors came away with a convincing victory, senior co-captain Mike Burns knows it’s going to take a better team effort to come away with wins against Wilton's next two opponents, Darien and John Jay.
"We’re still working on things," he said. "We have a lot of holes to fill and we need some of the young players to step up their play. We need to eliminate our turnovers, move the ball and our feet better, and keep our hands free."
Wilton got two apiece from Ryder Farmakis (two assists), Chase Lampert (one assist) and Reid Melillo (two assists). Brendan Devane, Burns, Daniel Baird, Brendan Shagi, Max Maudsley, Hansson, Hudson McClintock, Eric Noonan, and Roger Hueglin had one goal each.