By BRIAN JENNINGS
The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team (4-2) outscored their opponents, 27-5, in two games this past week and Southington coach Ron Chase said he feels like his young team has come a long way in the past month or so.
The Knights hit the road for Newington on Monday, April 20 where they defeated the Indians (3-3), 14-2.
Cobey Kulas and Jake Testa (one assist) drove the Knight’s offense with four goals each. Liam Delahunty (two assists), Jake Walczak, and Nick Zukauskas (two assists) followed with three goals apiece.
Mike Hoyt and Jacob Sirois led the Indians with one goal apiece.
Dan Saucier protected the cage for the Knights with nine saves and Brandon Porter had three.
The Knights followed up Monday’s win with another on Friday to wrap up the week on a positive note. The Knights welcomed the NW Catholic Indians (1-5) to Southington’s home turf field, where they won 13-3.
“I thought they played an excellent first half,” Southington coach Ron Chase said. “We did not play well in the second half and it was very sloppy. We didn’t handle it like we did in the first half, but overall, I’m proud of these guys. They work hard at practice everyday and are starting to really click together. They’re doing a lot of the little things right now, which is going to play dividends down the road.”
Walczak (one assist) anchored the Knights’ offense with four goals, scoring seven in the past two games. Delahunty contributed with three goals and distributed two assists. Logan wolf led the Indians with two goals.
Saucier saved 11 shots on goal for the Knights and Porter had one.
The Knights look to continue the heavy scoring this week at home against the Pomperaug Panthers (5-1).