The Amity Varsity Lacrosse Team took on Fairfield Prep in Woodbridge Monday afternoon.
Prep is the 2 time defending state champion, and will certainly be in the mix again this year. They’ve been the best team in our conference for the most part of the past decade.
Amity lost this one 5-11. Their record stands at 9-3 (Prep is at 8-4).
After the game, Coach Brandon Pepe said, “We came out strong and fearless with nothing to lose, and scored the first goal. We had a couple of letdowns late in the first half and they took advantage of them. You have to play nearly perfect lacrosse for 48 minutes to beat a superior team like Fairfield Prep. We obviously didn’t do that today, but we were competitive and played hard the whole game. There are a lot of positives to take away from the effort today. We feel like we can run with Prep, and hope to get the chance to play them again in the SCC tournament.”
Pepe added, “We barely have time to let the loss sink in as we will play a good 9-1 Foran team at home tomorrow, (Today) Tuesday, May 13. Overall, we are playing good lacrosse right now, and if we continue to get better everyday then we should be able to do some damage in upcoming conference and state tournaments (SCC and CIAC).”
The game by the numbers:
Amity 1 1 1 2 - 5
Prep 2 4 2 3 - 11
Prep outshot Amity 53-20
Amity’s Evan Campbell made 24 saves; Prep’s Jack O’Connor made 5 saves.
Brad Uscilla; David Buono; Tyler Burns; Nick Coassin; and Jake Milner made one goal each for the Spartans.
Joe Choiniere and Tyler Burns each had 2 assists.
John Edmonds was the game’s high scorer with 4 goals, 2 assists; Chris Brown made 2 goals; Cam Harris, Pat Lambert, Burke Smith, Brendan Hoffman, and B Overby each made 1 goal.
Smith had 2 assists; Pat Lambert and Stephen Walsh each had 1 assist.
Amity Faces off with Foran today at 4 p.m. This is going to be a battle.
NOTE: Foran 9-1 defeated Wilbur Cross 17-4 on Monday.
Come out and cheer on the Spartans today.