Boys’ lacrosse uses balanced attack to defeat Ludlowe

Boys lacrosse uses balanced attack to defeat Ludlowe

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team beat Ludlowe 12-6 in the annual Sticks for Soldiers game on Saturday May 4.

Ten different players contributed goals for the Wreckers. Kyle Hines ’20 finished with a game high three points, two goals and one assist.

“We trusted the system, and stuck to the game plan,” Hines said. “We moved the ball well and every man on the roster stepped up today.”

The pregame featured a ceremony honoring soldiers, and a special national anthem performance followed, honoring the Sticks for Soldiers organization. Sticks for Soldiers is a charitable organization that raises money for young American soldiers who come home from war with life altering wounds. According to their website, nearly $900,000 dollars have been raised in its 13 year history.

“It’s means a lot to be part of something that’s bigger than me or our team,” Cole Brockwell ’19 said about the game. These soldiers have gone through things that are simply unimaginable and they fight for us to have our freedoms like to play the game of lacrosse.”

The Wreckers stormed out to a 4-0 lead and followed it with stifling defense.   Even Aidan Wykoff, the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer, failed to score a point.

Wreckers goalie Tim Luciano ’19 produced again, giving up only two goals before being taken out in the fourth quarter.

“We fought hard for 48 minutes and dominated them the whole game,” Luciano said. “The defense played amazing. It’s nice knowing that I have teammates that I can trust and rely on to make big plays.”

Attackman Pat Ciquera ’20, who has committed to Bucknell, reached the 100 career points milestone after netting a goal. Underclassmen also starred, with Charlie Howard ’22 and Aiden Best ’22 both playing big roles on offense in the first half. The Wreckers depth should be a key asset to their run in the postseason.

With the win, Staples improves to 9-3 overall, 7-2 in the FCIAC, in what has been a very successful year under first year coach Will Koshansky. With three games left, they sit at the four seed in the conference and eighth in CIAC class L.