Varsity lacrosse returns to Bedford High School’s Sabourin Field during vacation week, with the girls’ varsity playing Shrewsbury on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Minnechaug Regional of Wilbraham Friday at 1:30 p.m. The boys’ team entertains Holliston Friday at 11 a.m.
The laxmen also travel to Tewksbury Memorial for a 10 a.m. match on Wednesday.
Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse
The 4-1 girls’ team, defending 2021 Division 2 East finalist, looks to rebound from a tough loss at Weston last Thursday. The boys’ team won its first game of the season last week, 16-5 against Waltham.
Girls’ Coach Nicole Lespasio knew Weston would be a tough opponent. The game was close throughout, with the Wildcats coming out on top, 13-9. There will be no rematch in the regular season.
Shannon Young and Allie Zorn led the Bedford attack with three goals apiece. The other scorers were Abby Morrissey, Sophie Morrissey, and Astrid Yerardi.
Post-game, the coach put a positive spin on what she called “a tough battle—and a great learning opportunity moving forward.”
Bedford opened the season on April 1, rolling over Burlington 18-6. Zorn led the onslaught with five goals and four assists; she added two draw controls. Zorn is one of four senior captains, along with Anna Luongo, Abby Morrissey, and Yerardi.
Three days later, against another Middlesex League opponent, the outcome was much closer, but the Bucs prevailed, 12-9. Zorn scored five times again. After a one-week layoff, Bedford dominated from start to finish with a 16-4 triumph over Westborough. Zorn continued her onslaught with six goals and an assist. She was one of nine Bucs to register at least one goal.
The Bucs’ fourth win was by a score of 20-3 over Waltham High. Twelve players scored goals: Gaby Zovko (four), Abby Morrissey (three), Grace Babington, Finley Halloran, Caroline Luongo, Katie Schmidt, Bella Seldon, Grace Sepe, Katherine Vaughan, Shannon Young, Zorn, and Yerardi
Sophomore Charlotte Dreyfus was in goal for all five games.
Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse
Underclassmen led the attack in the boys’ lax team triumph over Waltham last week.
Freshman Jackson Malio led the Buccaneers with five goals; junior Eric Miles and sophomore Blake Stuzynski each scored four. Junior goalie Ryan Cohen made nine saves in the first half and Senior Captain Hugh Gilroy had five saves in the second.
This was Alan Chang’s first win as head coach and he is optimistic about the team’s prospects for later this week.
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