Wilton boys lax stomps Westhill, 18-0

It took the Wilton High boys lacrosse team a little while to get going Tuesday afternoon against Westhill.

But once the Warriors did, the game turned into a rout.

Controlling all facets, Wilton thumped Westhill, 18-0, at Fujitani Field, improving its record to 5-3 at the midpoint of the regular season.

Westhill goalie Justin Wooley came up with some early saves to keep the Warriors off the board for the first four and a half minutes. Harrison Koch got things going for Wilton by scoring with 7:29 left in the first quarter. Koch then added his second goal, and Joseph Murtha scored 12 seconds later to put Wilton ahead, 3-0, after one quarter.

The Wilton offense really got rolling in the second quarter, producing seven goals for a 10-0 halftime lead. Two goals by Peter Koch, Harrison Koch’s third tally of the game, Murtha’s second, and single goals by Harrison Bardwell, Charlie Hess and Michael Brown accounted for the Warriors' scoring in the period.

With the commanding lead, Wilton head coach John Wiseman was able spread the playing time in the second half and rest some starters. Harrison Koch opened the third-quarter scoring with his fourth goal of the game, and James Arbisi, Kieran McGovern and Harley Jeanty followed with goals to push Wilton's lead to 14-0 through three quarters.

Wilton deposited four more shots in the Westhill net during the fourth period for the 18-0 final. Arbisi added two more goals, and Duncan Harris and Liam Rance also scored.

Notes: Brown finished with three assists and Jason Spaulding had two.

RJ Romeo and Chris Sweeney combined to win all but two face-offs for the Warriors, putting the hosts on attack for most of the contest.

Although goalie Salvatore Dominick came up with two saves late in the game to preserve the shutout, he and the Wilton defense faced little pressure from Westhill during the game.

The Vikings fell to 2-7 with the loss.