Greenwich High

Greenwich boys lacrosse team gets back on track with road win vs. Norwalk; Mikey Brescia has 100 points for Cardinals

Photo by Maggie Ybarra: Mikey Brescia of Greenwich recently reached the 100-point plateau.

Greenwich High School’s boys lacrosse team put the brakes on a three-game losing streak, upending host Norwalk, 18-2, tonight in an FCIAC matchup.

Sophomore attack Mikey Brescia posted a game-high five goals and added two assists to power the Cardinals (6-7). Senior attack Brian Collins registered four goals and three assists, while sophomore Colin Zeller had a hat trick with an assist to also pace the Cardinals.

Wyatt Stratton, a senior, tallied twice, while freshman Dean Kim had one goal and one assist to also spark the winning effort. Junior Adam Kim, sophomore Dylan Botoff and senior Kane Ehrhart scored one goal apiece for the victors.

Greenwich dominated at the faceoff-X, with junior Lane Critchell winning 12 of the 13 faceoffs he took and Botoff going 6 for 7. Sophomore Ilan Amaro made seven saves for GHS.

Colin Zeller has helped ignite Greenwich’s offense on a consistent basis.

The Cardinals traveled to Fordham Prep on Saturday evening and dropped a hard-fought 14-12 decision in a non-conference, out-of-state game.

Zeller continued his torrid scoring pace, recording a team-high five goals for the Cardinals.

“Zeller continues to impress – definitely a player to continue watching- but we are really struggling on defense since (George) Vomvolakis broke his jaw in the New Canaan game,” Greenwich coach Bobby Lutz said.

Collins recorded a hat trick with one assist, while Brescia tallied two goals and two assists for Greenwich.

Brescia reached the 100-point plateau during Greenwich’s 15-10 loss against Ridgefield last week. Against Fordham Prep, Jimmy Flinn had two goals and one assist, while Dean Kim, Boden Farmer and Jake Duda each assisted on a goal.

Jack Hamel made 12 saves in goal for the Cards.

“One positive was freshman Jack Hamel played great in his first varsity start, making some acrobatic saves to keep us in the game,” Lutz noted.  “But with him in goal, we are now starting four freshmen and two sophomores. Add in the other five or six first-year varsity players in the rotation on offense and defense and we are still showing our inexperience when it counts the most. (Matthew) Trimmer, Collins, (Adam) Kim and Brescia are the only returning varsity players from the 22-man team.”

Greenwich hosts Somers (N.Y.) on Wednesday.

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