Boys lax: Wilton falls to Greenwich, 11-7
The Wilton boys lacrosse team saw its record drop to 0-2 with an 11-7 loss to Greenwich on Saturday afternoon at Fujitani Field.
"We know we have things to work on and I hope we can get there sooner than later," said Wilton head coach John Wiseman. "We’re still not playing a full 48 minutes of lacrosse. There are times we’re not focused as a team and it's cost us."
Wilton won the opening faceoff and possessed the ball for the first two and a half minutes, but couldn’t convert the sequence into a score. Greenwich then got on the board first with 7:32 to play in the first quarter.
Wilton knotted the score at 1-1 with just 34 seconds left in the period, as Mike Burns found the back of the net, assisted by Tommy Hayes. Wilton went up 2-1 with a man-advantage goal by Alex Pagliaro, assisted by Ryder Farmakis, just 1:21 into the second.
But Greenwich went on a 5-1 run to take a 6-3 lead into the half, with the last score coming with only 5.3 seconds left. Alex Moeser netted two goals in the period for the Cardinals, for the first-half hat trick. Moeser finished the game with four goals and an assist. Chase Lampert had the goal for the Warriors.
Greenwich scored the lone goal of the third quarter to take a 7-3 lead into the final 12 minutes of play. The Cardinals upped their lead to 8-3 before Wilton got a score from Hayes to cut the margin back to four at 8-4.
Greenwich widened its lead to 10-4 with 7:30 to play. Wilton then capitalized on a two-man advantage with two scores from Farmakis to cut the lead to 10-6. Wilton, at one point, had a three-man advantage due to the non-releasable fouls but could manage only the two scores.
Both teams added one more goal. Decker Curran got his third goal of the game for Greenwich, while Luke Reyes-Guerra-Dunn scored for the Warriors.
Wiseman said he was not worried about his team’s 0-2 start.
"If I remember correctly, the year (2011) we won the state championship we started with a losing record," he said. "There were a lot of positives to take away from today’s game. Against New Canaan we did a good job possessing the ball, but didn’t get off that many shots because we turned the ball over. Today we again possessed the ball a lot and got off shots on net, which gives us a chance to score."