Boys lacrosse: Yorktown routs WHS to retain Turnbull Cup
The Wilton High boys lacrosse team seemed to have righted the ship after falling into a quick 3-0 hole at Yorktown, N.Y., on Tuesday night.
Goals by Connor Drake and Zach Zeyher got the Warriors on the board, and the Huskers lead was 4-2 after one quarter.
Then the second quarter happened.
Yorktown controlled the entire 12 minutes and outscored Wilton 6-0 to take a 10-2 halftime lead, and went on to a 17-6 win in the annual Turnbull Cup game.
The loss ended the Warriors’ win streak at six, dropping their record to 9-5 overall.
Wilton closes out the regular season with games at Ludlowe on Saturday (2) and at home against Norwalk (6) next Tuesday.
Yorktown (10-3) wasted no time to take the lead, on a goal by Brett Makar just 25 seconds into the game. Goals by Shane Dahlke and Hunter Embury made it 3-0, and the Huskers were looking to add to the score when Tyler Previte forced a turnover that helped lead to Drake’s goal. Zeyher cut the lead to 3-2 with 2:04 left in the quarter but Yorktown scored with 30 seconds left, with Justin Comerford setting up Jamison Embury to go up 4-2.
Wilton had almost no possession time in the second quarter and got off only one shot, as turnovers and penalties piled up. Yorktown pumped in four goals in a span of three minutes to lead 8-2, and added two more in the final three minutes to lead 10-2.
The Warriors responded in the third quarter, with Joe Murtha scoring in the opening minute. After Ryan Schriber stripped the ball away from a Yorktown player, Brian Calabrese scored off a great feed by Drake to make it 10-4 midway through the quarter.
Drake later made it 11-5 when he split two defenders to score on an extra-man situation with 3:22 left in the period.
What was Wilton’s best quarter ended on a down note, as Yorktown scored two goals in the final minute, both on transition goals after Wilton turnovers, to go up 13-5. The lead grew to 17-5 before Murtha scored with about a minute left off a Calabrese assist
Andrew Calabrese made five saves in goal, and Jake Beshlian, who played the final three minutes, had one save
Yorktown was led by Hunter Embury with four goals and one assist. Jamison Embury had three goals and three assists and Dahlke had three goals and two assists. Makar, Keegan Doller and Alex Debenedictis each had two goals, with Makar also notching two assists. Blake Borges had a goal and Comerford had an assist.