Greenwich High

Behind a big first half, Greenwich boys lacrosse team defeats Weston in home-opener for second straight victory

Photo by David Fierro: Greenwich senior captain Matthew Trimmer scored a goal in the team’s win vs. visiting Weston.

Scoring seven goals in the first half and building a five-goal lead, Greenwich High’s boys lacrosse team topped Weston, 12-8, in a non-conference game held at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.

The Cardinals led 4-0 after the first quarter and took a 7-2 advantage into halftime of their home-opener. The victory was the second straight for the Cardinals, who improved their record to 2-1, after opening their season with a road loss against Pleasantville.

Sophomore Mikey Brescia recorded four goals and one assist to help lead Greenwich in Saturday’s matchup versus Weston. Sophomore midfielder Colin Zeller, who scored the winning goal for GHS in its overtime road win against Bronxville (N.Y.), registered two goals and three assists, while freshman attack Dean Kim continued his impressive start to the season notching four goals in the winning effort.

Junior midfielder Jake Duda had one goal and one assist, while senior attack Brian Collins assisted on two goals for the Cards, who were also ignited by 12 faceoff wins by junior Lane Critchell. Senior defender/co-captain Matthew Trimmer had one goal, while junior midfielder Jimmy Flinn and freshman midfielder Boden Farmer each had one assist for the victors. Sophomore goalie Ilan Amaro made five saves for the win.

“We went up 4-0 in the first quarter and 7-2 at halftime, but a sloppy third allowed Weston to get back into it,” Greenwich coach Bobby Lutz said. “Fortunately, Lane Critchell won multiple faceoffs in the fourth to give us some important possessions and control of the game.”

Greenwich has two home games this coming week. They will host Stamford on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and Weston Saturday at 2 p.m.

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