Prep handles Wilton boys lax team, 16-9
After getting back-to-back wins over Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde this past week, the Wilton High boys lacrosse team looked to make it a clean sweep by beating Fairfield Prep on Wednesday.
But the defending Class L state champion Jesuits wanted nothing to do with the trifecta.
Prep scored on four of its six first-quarter possessions and went on to beat Wilton, 16-9, at Fujitani Field.
The loss dropped the Warriors back under .500 at 6-7.
Fairfield Prep had good team speed and used it to move the ball around the net and get off quality shot attempts, while Wilton committed too many unforced errors that turned out to be costly.
The Jesuits won the first two face-offs and quickly converted them into scores for a 2-0 lead just 1:32 into the contest. The Warriors battled back to tie the game at 2-2 on goals by Tommy Hayes and Brendan Devane. But as it was to happen several times in the game, right after Wilton scored, Prep answered back.
Prep score two more times in the first period for a 4-2 lead and then opened the second quarter with a 3-0 run, giving the visitors a five-goal lead that the Warriors could not fight back from.
Wilton tallied the next score on a goal by Ted Ottens to cut it to 7-3, but Prep took a 9-4 lead into halftime.
Both teams scored twice in the third quarter, with the Jesuits carrying an 11-6 lead into the final period. Wilton was out-scored, 5-3, in the fourth as the Jesuits won going away.
Hayes finished with three goals for the Warriors. Devane, Ottens, and Mike Burns had two goals each. Ottens got off to a slow start in the face-off circle, but he finished strong by winning seven of the last eight draws.
Prep (8-4) got four goals each from Austin Sims and Kevin Brown and two apiece from John and Tim Edmonds. None of the Jesuits' losses have been to a Connecticut team.