Boys lax: Wilton opens with 17-2 rout of Trumbull
In its season opener, the Wilton High boys lacrosse team scored on 26% of its shots. Since the Warriors unleashed 65 shots, that accuracy stat was not good news for Trumbull.
Wilton scored nine unanswered goals in the first half and went on to rout the Eagles, 17-2, on Tuesday in Trumbull.
Four players accounted for all but two of the Warriors' goals. Sophomore attackman Brian Calabrese led the way with five goals, followed by fellow sophomore attackman Joe Murtha with four goals. Senior midfielder Harrison Bardwell and senior attackman Harrison Koch each added three goals.
Junior midfielder Harley Jeanty and freshman attackman Connor Drake rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece.
Kieran McGovern, a junior attackman, collected a team-high three assists for Wilton. Koch and senior midfielder John Maudsley each contributed one assist.
Wilton goalies Matt Brody (two), Andrew Calabrese (two) and Sal Dominick (one) combined for five saves, as the Warriors outshot Trumbull by a 65-11 margin.
Senior RJ Romeo won nine of 18 face-offs for Wilton, which collected 42 ground balls to 19 for Trumbull and had 16 caused turnovers to just one for the Eagles.
Notes: Wilton's shooters were especially accurate from within the crease, converting on 11 of 15 attempts.
Trumbull scored both of its goals in the third quarter, which ended with Wilton ahead, 13-2. The Warriors closed the scoring with four unanswered goals in the final period.
Wilton plays its home opener on Saturday against perennial power Fairfield Prep at 2:30 at Fujitani Field. Prep defeated Newtown, 15-4, in its season opener on Saturday and is scheduled to play New Canaan today (April 6) in New Canaan.