Lawmen young and hungry

Jonathan Law boys lacrosse team’s season is off to a rocky start. After losing by one goal to both Lyman Hall of Wallingford and Wilbur Cross-Hillhouse, the Lawmen fell to Hamden High, 17-0, on April 19.

“The plan works, we just have to execute the plan,” said Law coach Mike Forget. “That’s what we have to work on.

“There are a lot of encouraging things about this team. But, we only have four seniors. We have a lot of young guys — freshmen and sophomores — out there playing, so we’re going to turn the corner at some point and make a run.”

Freshmen Ryan Morley led Hamden with five goals, while senior captain Billy Fitzmaurice scored three. Fran Bonadies, Kyle Waznis and Zach Jolles each scored two for the Green Dragons.

Hamden started out winning the opening face-off then David Patrick got a shot on net for Law. Ben Longobardi followed with a shot, which was stopped by Green Dragons’ netminder Dominick Sannino.

Hamden took the lead with Fitzmaurice ripping a shot past Law goalkeeper Paul Johnson. Minutes later Morley scored on a bounce shot to make it 2-0.

Law continued to lose the possession battle and when they did get into the offensive zone, the Hamden defense was stout.

Law’s Austin Fratello challenged Sannino, who made the save and Hamden countered to take a 3-0 lead.

Morley added his second minutes later from 10 yards out and Jolles followed with a goal of his own to give Hamden a 5-0 lead after the first quarter.

The Green Dragons got right back to it in the second period, as Nick Aceto scored on a bounce shot to make it 6-0. Law answered with two scoop shots from Brady Dennigan, which missed the net.

Morley struck again from the left of the crease to make it 7-0, and Fitzmaurice added one soon to give Hamden an 8-0 lead at the half.

Law had good opportunities late in the second period, but couldn’t convert.

Hamden scored five times in five minutes in the third period, with Morley scoring goals back-to-back goals to make it 11-0.

Trevor Petty and Jolles followed with goals of their own, before Fitzmaurice scored his third and Waznis scored his two goals to give Hamden a 16-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Bonadies scored in the fourth to seal the victory for the Green Dragons, 17-0.