By Zach Feinstein ’18
The Staples boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Westhill Vikings 15-0 on senior night to improve to a 8-3 record in the conference (9-4 overall). Before the game, seniors were honored with their families during their senior night celebration.
“Senior day meant a lot for the seniors and myself because we have all worked so hard these past four years in high school, and [we] stuck it out from a 40 kid freshman team to having 15 seniors on varsity in the end,” John Fitzpatrick ’18 said. “That shows our commitment to the sport and the brotherhood we have formed.”
Fitzpatrick and Dobson Cooper ’18 took control early for Staples, with two consecutive goals in the opening minute of the game. By the end of the first quarter, Staples led 6-0. At the end of the first half, the Wreckers led 12-0 and dominated in time of possession.
The second half started with an eruption of the crowd as James Bjorkman ’18 shot the ball from half field and scored his first goal of the season. “It was an extraordinary play, and it really made the game more exciting from that point on,” Ian Cooney ’18 said.
Westhill struggled against the tough defense from the Wreckers, losing countless possessions due to the big body play from the Staples long poles. “I thought the defense played really well all things considered,” Cooper said. “They shut down their offense and only let up a couple shots, we’ll take that on any day.”
The Wreckers wrap up the regular season when they play Mamaroneck (NY) on May 15 before they head to the FCIAC and state playoffs.