Greenwich High

Using a strong first half, Greenwich boys lacrosse team tops Fairfield Ludlowe

James Pilc’s hat trick helped lead the Greenwich boys lacrosse team past host Fairfield Ludlowe.

Seizing a five-goal first-half lead, the Greenwich High School boys lacrosse team stretched its winning streak to four games with an 11-6 win over Fairfield Ludlowe in a game held in an FCIAC matchup held in Fairfield on Saturday.

With their fourth victory in a row, the Cardinals upped their record to 9-3 overall. Greenwich held a 3-0 lead on Ludlowe following the first quarter, then brought a 6-1 advantage into halftime. The Falcons outscored the Cardinals, 4-0, in the third quarter to close to within 6-5, but visiting Greenwich scored all five of the game’s fourth quarter goals to pull away.

Senior attack Bryce Metalios once again led the Cards in scoring, tallying four goals with one assist. Senior midfielder James Pilc recorded a hat trick, while senior midfielder Quinn Warwick posted two goals and one assist to power Greenwich.

“We came out hot and built an early 6-0 lead,” GHS coach Bobby Lutz said. “I was really proud of the focus and intensity we showed, because we knew Ludlowe was a good team. After halftime, we tried to control the tempo and slow it down, but that just gave Ludlowe momentum to get back into it. Once it got close and became only a one goal game, it sparked the intensity and we were able to refocus and play better.”

Flynn Milledge, a senior midfielder, had one goal and one assist, while junior Matthew Trimmer added one goal for the victors, which received six saves from senior goalie Charlie Zola.

Junior Brian Collins assisted on four goals and freshman Mike Brescia had one assist for the Cardinals, who saw Warwick win 16 of the 19 faceoffs he took.

“Ludlowe made some nice adjustments at the half, but once James Pilc hit a stepdown shot to make it 7-5, we started clicking again and scored some quality goals to put them away,” Lutz said.

Greenwich will host Danbury tomorrow at 6 p.m. on Senior Day.

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