Submitted by Bedford Boys’ Lacrosse
With all but the last of the snow melted, the boys’ youth lacrosse teams were finally able to play a full schedule of games on Sunday, April 9. Here is a look at this week’s results:
The U9 team earned their first win of the season by topping Cambridge 9-7. “We’re psyched for the kids,” said coach Tyson Trautz. He continued, “Everyone played well; it was a real team effort. Scoring nine goals in a game, at this level, is tough to do, but they really showed how far they have come, with no significant practice time. It was really fun to watch and bodes well for the rest of the season.”
The next game is Sunday 4/23 at 9:00 AM when the Bucs play the Billerica Green team in the home opener.
The U11 Boys Lacrosse White team played well but suffered a 5-3 loss against Cambridge. The Bucs quickly found themselves down 2-0 before Attackman Joe Kaiser got the Bucs on the board with an assist from midfielder Charles Demeo. Bedford goaltender Wyatt Langway fought valiantly to fend off an onslaught of shots from the Cambridge offense, and made some terrific saves, but allowed one more score, which allowed Cambridge to take a 3 – 1 first-half lead.
Coming out of halftime, Bedford midfielder Devin Leida scored first, on an assist from attackman Aidan Monahan. Cambridge answered immediately with another goal against second half goalie Joe Zeller. Bedford again pulled within one on Leida’s second goal, assisted by Wyatt Langway, who had come out of the net to play midfield. Cambridge finished off the scoring with one more before the final whistle. “This was a good game for us,” said coach Scoville. “They are a talented team, so this was a tough test, but our guys played hard and continued to learn a lot.” He continued, “Joe Zellner played solid in net for us in the second half and Kevin Visoka and Dante Giusti hustled hard to win a few ground balls for us.”
The next game is Sunday 4/23 at 10:30 AM when the Bucs play the Melrose Red team in the home opener.
In other U11 action, the boys’ Blue team dropped a heartbreaker, losing 6-5 at Charlestown in their first game on Sunday. While playing both midfield and attack Charlie Siciliano was able to notch four goals. “Charlie has really strong stick skills, and quick feet, which make him a tough player to stop,” said coach Dave McGinness. First-year player Riley Foy added another goal but it wasn’t enough to stop the fundamentally sound Charlestown team. “Lucas Morvillo and Jackson Masters turned in strong performances in goal,” the coach continued. “They had to face a lot of shots and we were really happy with their performances, despite the outcome.”
The next game is Sunday 4/23 at 12:00 PM when the Bucs play the Reading White team in the home opener.
The U13 Boys team came charging out of the gate posting a 9-2 win over Cambridge in their season opener. While there were some great individual performances, there were strong contributions from every player on the roster.
Eric Miles and Jackson Kane lead the offensive attack scoring with 3 goals each. Rich Fedele, Aaron Kreiter and Marco Vitti all added scores. Goalie Ryan Cohen had an outstanding day in net making several key saves. The defensive unit, led by Ian Grove, was solid throughout the entire game.
The next game is Sunday 4/23 at 1:30 PM when the Bucs play the Melrose Red team, at Sabourin Field, in the home opener.
The U15s were able to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon, trouncing an undermanned Cambridge squad 13-1 in their first game of the season.
The Bucs jumped out in front early, as Jackson Stuzynski opened the scoring less than a minute into the opening quarter. The onslaught continued as Jack Robinson, Tristan Proulx, AJ Kane, Adam Driscoll, Lucas Tucker, Gabe Fisher, and Joe Werrick all added tallies for the powerful Buc’s offense.
On the other side of the ball, the defense proved to be just as dominant as John Kapilian, Tim Sullivan , and TJ Zovko were tough on ground balls and even tougher to beat.
Sean Curtis, one of the veteran Bucs defensemen, scored an incredible goal on an 80-yard rush down the field. Not to be outdone, Keith “Salty” Miles did virtually the same thing a few minutes later. Both defenders showed incredible skill and athleticism as they added to the potent offensive attack.
The Bucs were in complete control as the fourth quarter began which is a welcomed sight this early in the season.
The Bucs have Patriot’s Day weekend off due to the spring school vacation but will face a formidable opponent the following week as Melrose Red comes to town for a 3 pm tilt at the BHS turf. Please get your tickets early as a standing room only crowd is expected.