Boys Lacrosse Opens Season in Dominant Fashion



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After almost 14 months of not being able to play lacrosse due to Covid-19, the Williston Men’s lacrosse team took the field for the first time over the weekend, April 4.

Due to last season’s cancellation on behalf of the Covid-19 virus, the Williston Men’s Lacrosse team has been unable to play in any contests since the 2018-2019 season. Because lacrosse is a spring sport, the team was, unfortunately, unable to play any games in the 2019-2020 season on the fact that the entire school was sent home just two weeks prior to the opening game.

From the start of warmups till the final buzzer, Williston brought to the field nothing but their best energy and attitude in an attempt to go 2-0 through the weekend. The first game, Friday night, was against Suffield Academy; Saturday’s game was against Northfield Mount Hermon.

Roscoe Ede is a senior defensive midfielder.

“It felt great there was lots of energy the boys were buzzing,” Roscoe said. “It was a perfect day for lacrosse, the sun was out, and the temperature was perfect. It has been a long year wait, but definitely worth it”.

The team found themselves in a great position as they were up 10-1 at the half. “Energy was at an all-time high,” said Roscoe. “The boys were going nuts on the bench when we scored. I even got in the game once we had a comfortable lead, and I was juiced up by the guys on the bench.”

Williston was quick to take the lead but consistent with maintaining it. The final result was a much deserved 14-4 win.

Nervousness seemed to increase Saturday night as the Cats headed into their second game of the weekend. Anxious of whether or not they could replicate their results from the night before, Williston came out to the game dialed in and ready to go. This resulting in a very successful 12-2 win.

Leading the charge was three-year varsity starting goalie and Captain Brodie Fazio, with around 20 save combined this weekend.

“As a captain, I’m really excited to have such a great opening weekend to the season,” Brodie, from Longmeadow, Mass., said. “We set a goal to go 2-0 and were able to follow through on our plan. This start makes me feel very optimistic and excited about the rest of the season, as I feel like we can compete with every team we play against. It was a great weekend and I think basically everything went how we wanted it to.”

The great success Brodie was having on his own end allowed Williston to explode offensively. Williston’s offense was able to outscore its opponents this weekend an epic 26-6. Dominating upfront with goals was a combined Daniel McKiernan (8) and Henry Eustis (7) for 15 goals.

Williston will face Pingree on Saturday, April 17. They are optimistic about taking out a very highly ranked and talented Pingree squad. Preparation in practice during the week is a key component of the team and they are certainly taking no days off prior to the game this Saturday.

“I think the next step for us is to focus on staying composed throughout games and allowing our play to speak for itself,” Brodie said. “We had a lot of unforced errors and penalties that we can clean upon, and now have a lot of seasons left to work on fixing those details.”