WHS boys lax team downs Ludlowe

The Wilton High boys lacrosse team took an early lead against Fairfield Ludlowe and went on to a 7-3 win Saturday afternoon at Fujitani Field.

The Warriors are now 5-6 overall and have gone 4-2 over the past six games.

Wilton got two goals apiece from Mike Burns, Ryder Farmakis and Luke Reyes-Guerra-Dunn, and a goal from Brendan Devane. Devane also chipped in with two assists.

Wilton took a 1-0 lead just 1:10 into the game on a score by Reyes-Guerra-Dunn that turned out to be the only goal of the opening period. The Warriors went up 3-0 early in the second, before the Falcons got on the board to cut the lead to 3-1. Burns got his second tally with 2:55 left in the half for the 4-1 Warrior halftime margin.

Ludlowe outscored Wilton in the third quarter, 2-1, cutting the lead to two twice. Fairfield made it 5-3 with 1:27 to go in the third and got another possession with just under a minute to play in the period. The Warrior defense and keeper Conor Johnson came by big and kept Fairfield from scoring, to end the period with the two-goal lead.

Wilton closed out the scoring with two goals in the final 12 minutes of play for the 7-3 win.

The Warriors got solid performances from their defense and Johsnon to hold the Falcons to just three scores. The defense was anchored by senior co-captains Nick Wells and Mike LaSala. Johnson recorded 10 saves in net.

On offense the Warriors were more fluent in attacking the net and seemed in get into a rhythm.

"Our first line is starting to click and excelling on our scoring chances. We’re playing with more intensity and working as a unit. We need to get better on our off-ball moves and hit on our open shot opportunities,” said senior co-captain Reyes-Guerra-Dunn.