Wilton boys lax team trounces Trinity, 17-0

After five straight losses in five less-than-stellar performances, the Wilton High boys lacrosse team found a respite in the form of winless Trinity Catholic.

Dominating in all aspects of the game, Wilton routed the visiting Crusaders, 17-0, on Tuesday afternoon.

The lopsided win came at a good time. After winning their first two games of the season, the Warriors hit a demanding stretch of their schedule that included four of the state's top teams and a quality John Jay (Cross River, N.Y.) squad. The result was five consecutive defeats during which Wilton was outscored by a combined 81-36.

But it didn't take long to see that the losing streak would end Tuesday, as Wilton bolted to a 4-0 lead before Trinity got the ball across the midfield line.

Michael Lynch opened the scoring less than a minute into the game, and RJ Romeo made it 2-0 seconds later after winning the ensuing face-off and racing down the field for the goal.

Romeo opened the game going a perfect five-for-five from the face-off circle before sharing the draw duties with several other Warriors the rest of the way.

Wilton (3-5) enjoyed a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. Roger Hueglin and Michael Brown had two goals each in the opening 12 minutes of play.

Hueglin notched his third goal of the game one minute into the second quarter, and the Warriors went on to open a 13-0 lead at halftime.

Trinity (0-7) didn’t pose an offensive threat the entire game, and with the clock running non-stop due to the score, the Warriors took their foot off the pedal in the second half.

Hueglin led Wilton with four goals. Brown finished with three scores, and 10 other Wilton players also found the back of the net: Lynch, Romeo, Luke Rizzo, Hayden Von Hoffmann, Jack Armstrong, Ryan Kettle, Harrison Bardwell, Jack Deneen, Brian Lafond, and Will Garbus.

Josh Worley started in net for Wilton and didn’t record a save. Jameson Hill took over in the second half and had two saves.