Wreckers Crush the Cards

On April 10 the Wreckers walked away with a well-deserved win.

Nearly one year ago, on April 26,2011, the Staples boys lacrosse team was defeated by the Greenwich Cardinals. Later on in that same season the Wreckers were defeated once again.

The game started off strong with a Greenwich goal two minutes into the game. Joey Zelkowitz ’13, would soon fire back with one for Staples.

For the Wreckers, this game was a chance to prove their true ability and growth since last season.

“We definitely went into this game thinking about last year,” said captain Quinn Mendelson ’13. “It’s a new season so you don’t really want to deal too much with what happened last year, but Greenwich was a game we really wanted to win because of last year’s outcome.”

The game continued with an exciting goal by Peter Paul ‘12 with seven minutes remaining in the first quarter. That goal was followed by Colin Bannon’s ’13 perfect shot to the net with a mere four minutes remaining in the first half.

The shots continued to fire from Staples, with incredible goals by Jared Levi ’13, Kyle Murray ’12, and Paul once again.

This offense proved to be too much for Greenwich, who only scored one more goal for the remainder of the game. In addition to the Wrecker offense, Lance Lonergan ’13 played tough defense while Cole Gendels ’14 tended the goal impressively.

All in all, it was an a stark improvement from the outcome of the 2011 Greenwich vs Staples games. However, this is just the beginning of the season for Staples.

“Our main goal as a team is to win a championship. Anytime you get a win you are getting closer to that goal, but it helps out even more if you’re beating a really high class opponent such as Greenwich,” Mendelson said.

Final Score: Staples-6, Greenwich-2