Wilton boys lax tramples Trinity Catholic, 18-0
Getting goals from 15 players, the Wilton High boys lacrosse team romped to an 18-0 triumph over Trinity Catholic on Thursday in Wilton.
It was the second straight 18-0 blowout win for the Warriors, who had beaten Westhill by the same score on Tuesday.
Kieran McGovern opened the scoring for Wilton (6-3) just 1:33 into the game, and the Warriors found the back of the net six more times in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. McGovern also recorded Wilton's last goal of the period with 4:14 left.
Sandwiched between McGovern’s goals were scores from Peter Koch, Brian Calabrese, John Maudsley, Harrison Koch, and Harrison Bardwell. RJ Romeo and Chris Sweeny were a perfect eight-for-eight on face-offs, aiding the Warriors' scoring outbreak. The Crusaders, meanwhile, did not advance the ball past midfield for the first nine minutes of the game.
In the second quarter, the Warriors netted six more goals for a 13-0 halftime lead. Jason Spaulding scored first for the hosts in the period, followed by goals by Liam Rance, Jared Gladstein, Michael Brown, Charlie Hess, and James Arbisi.
Brown’s goal came with Wilton a man-up, and Gladstein’s unassisted score came after he picked up a loose ball in the defensive zone and carried it down field unmarked.
Wilton's scoring pace slowed in the second half, with AJ Hoffmann getting the lone third-quarter tally.
The Warriors closed the game with four more goals in the final quarter for the 18-0 win. Cory Macdonald, Brown, Hoffmann, and Duncan Harris accounted for the scores.
Notes: For the second straight game, Salvatore Dominick was in goal for Wilton. Dominick saw more action than in Tuesday night’s 21-0 win over Westhill, but he was up to the challenge to record the shutout.
Liam Sullivan and Arbisi each were credited with three assists.
Trinity Catholic fell to 1-8 with the loss.