Lawmen fall to Green Dragons in boys lacrosse

The Lawmen of Jonathan Law hosted the Green Dragons of Hamden on Saturday morning in an SCC boys lacrosse match in Milford.

Law came into the game undefeated at 2-0, while Hamden came in at a 1-3 after opening their season with three straight losses.

Unfortunately for the Lawmen, Hamden ended its unbeaten start to the season with a strong opening quarter and a dominant end of the game to win 11-2.

Hamden controlled play early, pressing in Law’s half and going up 2-0  thanks to goals from Ryan Morely and Nick Aceto.

Hamden would grind out three more goals with great ball movement to take a 5-0 lead into the second quarter.

Law got its bearings under them to start the second quarter, as they started out strong with prolonged possession for the opening two minutes and a nice attempt on goal.

Law continued with a barrage of chances, but Hamden goalie Todd Deskin proved up to the task.

Hamden broke through again with another goal from Morely to go up 6-0, before Law  got on the scoreboard with 46 seconds left in the first half with Brady Dennigan firing the ball past Deskin for a halftime score of 6-1.

The third quarter had a slower pace, with Law committing multiple penalties and defending in their own half.

Battling back, Law mounted an attack that ended in a goal from David Patrick to close to the gap to four.

Hamden’s Fran Bonadies would score the goal of the day with a nice bounce from about 15 yards out right before the end of the third quarter to put Hamden up, 7-2.

After a back-and-forth start to the fourth quarter, Hamden began to dominate in similar fashion to the opening quarter.
After having a goal disallowed for offsides, Hamden would pour in five goals, including another for Morely to complete his hat trick, to win by a final score of 11-2.

“Giving up five easy goals in the fourth period didn’t help our cause,” Law head coach Mike Forget said. “.I thought we were right in it until we started giving up goals in transition. We have to solidify our team all together and clean that stuff up.”

Hamden committed three penalties compared to Law’s seven, and the Green Dragons outshot the Lawmen 37 to 19.

Morely led all scorers with three goals, with Dennigan and Patrick each scoring one of Law’s two goals.

Law travels to Lyman Hall-Wallingford on Monday at 3:45 before hosting Amity-Woodbridge at 4:30 on Tuesday.