Originally posted 7:44 p.m. on Thursday. Updated at 11 a.m. on Friday
MILTON – The Framingham High boys lacrosse team travelled to Milton for its Conference opener today, April 5.
The Flyers defeated the Wildcats 16-5.
The Flyers are now 1-1 this season, under head coach Jamie Stefanini.
It was the first win for Stefanini as a Flyer.
“We played really well as a team. We played solid team defense, with Seniors Clay Scata (12 saves), Tyler Fitts (1 assist), and Evan Daniels (1 goal) leading the way,” said Stefanini.
“Our offense had many contributors, with Senior Joey McHugh 5 goals, James Ross (one goal, one assist) leading the way,” said Stefanini.
“Our other top scorers during the game were Grady Parker (1 goal, 1 assist), Lars Olsen (2 goals, 2 assists), Nolan Buck (2 assists), Eric Cosgrove (2 goals, 1 assist), Anthony James (1 goal, 1 assist), Matthew Giovine (1 assist), Austin Villa (1 goal, 1 assist), Joe Garcia (1 goal), and Stephan Anes (1 assist),” said Stefanini.
“RJ Vielle and Issac Seletz won a combined 62 percent of our face offs, said the coach.
“Defensive players Mike Tersoni, Connor Flynn, and AJ Sherwood consistently applied pressure on the Milton offensive players,” said Stefanini.
“The first quarter of the game was close, with us leading 3-1 at the end of the quarter,” said Coach Stefanini.
“In the second quarter we pulled away with 8 unanswered goals,” he said.
“Throughout the game we controlled the pace and tempo,” said Stefanini.
“We were consistently beating Milton to the ball, possessing the ball, and completing our passes. We have really improved as a team, but still have a lot of work to do,” said Stefanini.
The Flyers home opener is Tuesday, April 10 against Braintree at Phil Read Field.
Photo courtesy of Framingham High boys lacrosse