A strong start to their Monday bout against the Whitman-Hanson Panthers kept the Silver Lake High boys’ lacrosse team on the proper track.
Hosting the Patriot League Keenan Division opponent, the Lakers managed to snap a two-game losing streak en route to an 11-4 home win to start the week. With the victory, the Lakers improved to 4-3 on the season, giving them a winning record once again as they battle in hopes of earning a playoff spot yet again this season.
The Lakers got hot early in the game which helped in the long haul because the momentum seemed to carry over into the quarters to follow. The Lakers offense really connected early, so they were up 5-1 at the end of the first quarter. From there, the defense did most of the work, allowing just one goal in the second quarter as the team went into halftime leading 7-2.
In the second half, the Lakers defense shined yet again. While they allowed two goals in the third quarter, they shut out their foe in the fourth, taking the pressure off the offense to perform. Even so, they still outscored their opponent 4-2 in the second half thanks to great defense and goaltending.
In the win, junior Sean Daly (2 goals, 4 assists) and sophomore Greg Wolff (4 goals, 1 assist), both of whom are midfielders, led the Lakers’ scoring effort. Junior attacker Brendan Dean and sophomore attacker Dhruva Nugent each had two goals apiece while senior attacker Owen Nally had the team’s other goal on the day.
Prior to the win, the Lakers had dropped back-to-back games against quality opponents. Scituate beat them 13-7 on Tuesday, Apr. 24 and two days later, they lost 13-6 to Hingham.
The Lakers next game is a non-league bout this Friday, May 4 at home against Rockland, 4 p.m. start time.