Greenwich High

On a goal in the final seconds, Greenwich boys lacrosse team defeated by Mamaroneck at Cardinal Stadium

Greenwich’s Mikey Brescia posted one goal and three assists in the Cardinals’ game against visiting Mamaroneck.

The Greenwich-Mamaroneck lacrosse game Saturday night at Cardinal Stadium was a back-and-forth battle, featuring several momentum swings, with both teams having their moments.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the visiting Tigers enjoyed the final moment under the lights on this night.

Rhett Chambers’ goal with just 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter lifted Mamaroneck (N.Y.) High School to a 10-9 comeback win over host Greenwich in a non-conference game.

Greenwich defensive midfielder Kane Ehrhart brings the ball down the field against Mamaroneck.

The loss was the third straight for the Cardinals, whose previous defeats this week came against FCIAC foes Wilton and New Canaan. Greenwich jumped out to a 3-0 first-quarter lead against Mamaroneck, before entering halftime with a 5-4 advantage.

“Coming off two tough losses, we needed to have a good showing and we did,” Greenwich coach Bobby Lutz said. “We had a really good practice yesterday (Friday) and it showed today. We’re 3-4 now, so we have to make sure make sure we turn the season around and get a winning record again.”

Sophomore Colin Zeller recorded a team-best four goals to lead GHS. Attack Mikey Brescia, also a sophomore, registered one goal and three assists, while senior attack Brian Collins and freshman attackman Dean Kim had one goal and two assists apiece.

Greenwich midfielder Adam Kim in action against Mamaroneck at Cardinal Stadium on April 22, 2023.

The hosts led 3-1 after the first quarter, but Mamaroneck evened the score at 3-3 with two straight goals, the second of which came at the 10:04 mark of the second quarter.

Freshman Boden Farmer, a midfielder, scooped up a ground ball and while falling to the turf, unleashed a shot from close range that found the back of net, putting the Cards on top, 4-3, with just over nine minutes remaining in the second stanza.

Spinning away from a Tigers defender, junior Jimmy Flinn went top shelf with his shot from 10 yards out, extending Greenwich’s lead to 5-3 with 7:03 to go in the opening half.

Greenwich FOGO Lane Critchell sprints down the field after winning a faceoff for the Cardinals versus Mamaroneck.

With 2:34 remaining in the second quarter, Mamaroneck tallied, making it 5-4 at halftime. The third quarter proved to be the pivotal one for the Tigers.

The visitors scored the first four goals of the third quarter to seize an 8-5 edge. Grant Mathesion, who scored a team-high four goals, began the Tigers’ third-quarter rally, tallying off a pass from Luke Brennan to tie the score at 5-5 early in the quarter.

Andrew Glinski put a low shot past GHS sophomore goalie Ilan Amaro, giving Mamaroneck its first lead of the matchup at 6-5 with 8:47 left in the third period.

Greenwich defender George Weiksner in action against Mamaroneck in a non-conference game held at Cardinal Stadium.

Mathesion then scored two consecutive goals, the second one coming off a feed from Brennan, putting the Tigers ahead, 8-5.

“We were successful on both sides of the ball, the defense played really well,” Lutz said. “The offense was productive and we had a great start. The third quarter, they jumped out a little bit, but we battled back.”

Collins secured a ground ball and tallied, bringing GHS to within 8-6 late in the third quarter. With 10:48 to play in the fourth quarter Dean Kim converted a shot inside from eight yards out, cutting the Tigers’ advantage to 8-7.

Greenwich midfielder Jimmy Flinn, left, looks to pass the ball during a matchup vs. Mamaroneck at Cardinal Stadium.

After a Mamaroneck goal made it 9-7, Brescia sent a shot home from five yards out at the 7:10 mark and Zeller tallied off a dodge with 1:54 remaining tying the score at 9-9.

“They scored a couple of transition goals and there’s not much you can do about that,” Lutz noted. “I like the way our players kept their heads up and came back and tied it.”

Greenwich’s Charlie Dixon on defense for the Cardinals during a matchup under the lights at Cardinal Stadium.

Following Mathesion’s go-ahead goal with 35 seconds left to play, Greenwich had a chance to tally the equalizer in the final seconds, but missed the cage on the last shot.

“We had a shot at the end, so what else can you ask for?” Lutz said.

Greenwich attack Andrue Borelli looks to make a move during a game vs. visiting Mamaroneck.

Amaro made 11 saves in goal for the Cardinals, who were paced defensively by senior Matthew Trimmer, junior Adam Kim, freshman Teddy Johnson and junior George Weiksner. Junior Lane Critchell won 11 faceoffs for the Cardinals.

Greenwich hosts Fairfield Ludlowe on Tuesday, visits Notre Dame-West Haven on Thursday, then travels to Staples on Saturday.

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