Niagara Gazette — Zack Russell scored three goals and added three assists and Justin Westmoreland scored five goals for the Wilson Lakemen (2-4) boys lacrosse team in their 11-9 victory over the Lew-Port Lancers on Friday.
It was a dramatic finish for the Lakemen, as the team saw a five-goal lead slip away, yet was able to pull away with their first league win of the season.
“It all came down to hard work and character,” head coach Chris Braley said. “That win right there showed that we’ve got a lot of both qualities in our locker room.”
Braley said while the team may not be the most talented in the area, they will make up for it by doing well in the finer points of the game.
“There’s some things in our game that could use some fine-tuning – namely winning faceoffs – but as long as we keep doing the little things well, we’ll be fine,” Braley said. “We’re not a highly-skilled team, but we can do the little things well. And when we do those things well, we’ll have a chance to win every game.”
W. Sen. East 6, Nia.-Wheatfield 4
Quinn Miller scored four goals and Parker Phillips made nine saves in the Trojans’ (4-2) defeat of the Falcons.
Nia.-Wheatfield 15, Lockport 7
Emma Salter scored four goals and Marissa Smith, Christine Thomas, Alexis Becker and Megan Sarmham each scored two goals in the Falcons’ (2-2) win over the Lions (0-3).
Starpoint 2, Sweet Home 1
Andrew Murchison and Alex O’Donnell combined for a one-hitter and O’Donnell and Brent Guay scored the Spartans’ (4-1, 2-1 ECIC II) runs in their win over the Panthers (0-1 ECIC II).
Nia.-Wheatfield 13, N, Tonawanda 4
Bailey Cadwallader, Anthony Tardibuono and Casey Grualin notched three hits apiece and Dan George hit two doubles for the Falcons (3-1) in their win against the Lumberjacks.