Most kids would be happy to extend spring vacation week – but none more than the members of the varsity lacrosse teams at Bedford High School.
The boys’ and girls’ teams were victorious Wednesday and Friday. “By no means was it a vacation week for us – the girls worked their butts off,” said Coach Nicole Lespasio with a post-victory smile.
Next week each team has a single game – against Westford Academy at 4 p.m. The boys travel; the girls play at home.
Both Friday games were decided by one goal. The laxmen, now 3-4, edged Holliston High in the morning, 12-11. Lucas Morvillo (five) and Eric Miles (four) combined for nine of the goals.
Then in the afternoon, the 6-1 girls defeated western Massachusetts powerhouse Minnechaug Regional in a defensive battle, 6-5. Senior Allie Zorn scored the game-winning goal, and the team retained control to kill the remaining seven minutes.
“The deciding goal was about timing and overloading one side of the eight-meter zone,” Lespasio related. “They truly taught us a lesson and the value of patience.”
Morvillo and Miles each scored three times to lead Bedford to a 10-7 win at Tewksbury Memorial on Wednesday. Ryan Cohen (two), Kenneth Nicol, and Blake Stuzynski finished the scoring. Hugh Gilroy made 10 saves in goal.
The BHS girls cruised to a 17-6 home win against Shrewsbury. Zorn led then onslaught, scoring six goals and assisting on four others. She also won five draw controls.
Fellow senior Abby Morrissey added five goals and junior Gaby Zovko had three, with six draw controls. Charlotte Dreyfus and Meg Tassanari, both sophomores, split the game in goal.
Lespasio also applauded seniors Anna Luongo and Katherine Vaughn for key defensive plays.
Mike Rosenberg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-983-1763