One day after topping Taft School, which was ranked No. 1 in the country, the Brunswick lacrosse team was right back in action again, as New Canaan visited Robert L. Cosby Field.
And the Bruins were victorious again, this time on their Senior Day.
It was indeed, an enjoyable Senior Day for Brunswick, which recorded an impressive 14-8 win over visiting New Canaan.
The 12-2 Bruins held a 4-2 lead on the Rams after the first quarter and had a 7-3 halftime advantage.
“We beat a talented New Canaan team on Senior Night for us and all of our seniors got a chance to play meaningful minutes in a good game,” Brunswick coach David Bruce said. “New Canaan is a good, athletic team and it was close through the half. It was a really tight first half. Then, we had a great third quarter and carried the momentum through the rest of the game.”
Sophomore Tomas Delgado recorded a hat trick, as did sophomore Leo Hoffman for the Bruins. Senior Coulter Mackesy had one goal and four assists in the win. Senior Lucas Delgado, senior Luke Waters, sophomore Hunter Spiess and sophomore Andrew Greenspan had one goal apiece for Brunswick, which beat Taft, 14-7, on Wednesday.
Junior Chris Gaine tallied twice in the winning effort. Tomas Delgado had two first-quarter goals, while Waters and Spiess also converted shots in the opening quarter. Hoffman had a pair of second-quarter goals and Mackesy tallied in the second stanza.
Lucas and Tomas Delgado each had third-period tallies, as did Hoffman, Gaine and Greenspan for the victors. Freshmen Hudson Hausmann and Payton Anderson scored in the fourth quarter. New Canaan was paced by two goals apiece from senior Chris Canet and senior Nick Stiles.
Senior Blake Burchill won 10 of 15 faceoffs and Luke Schlank made 10 saves in goal for the Bruins. Bruce reflected on the role his seniors have played throughout their Bruins careers.
“It’s a great group and they are the guys who stuck with it through COVID and their senior year,” said Bruce, who credited seniors Mario Rinaldi and Jackson Alvord for helping to key the team’s strong defensive effort. “A lot of the guys didn’t know what the season was going to look like and it shows their commitment level. They stuck it out because they like their sport and their teammates.”
Brunswick visits Malvern Prep in Pennsylvania on Saturday.