Lions second quarter decisive in boys lacrosse
Shut out in the first quarter, the Foran High boys lacrosse team exploded for 10 second-quarter goals on its way to a regular-season closing 15-4 win over host Jonathan Law on Friday night.
The Lions’ Sal Rosa scored just 34 seconds into the second session and closed out the scoring rampage with his second goal of the game. It came with 10 seconds left. Foran outshot the Eagles, 14-2 in the quarter.
“I’ve coached for 19 years and I’ve had that happen maybe two or three times (10 goals in a quarter),” said Foran coach Brian Adkins. “It’s never happened, however, after a scoreless period.”
Senior attacker Jonathan DePascale led the winners with a goal and five assists (six points) while teammate David McLenithan had four goals to go along with a lone assist.
Jacob Lambert added three goals and Rosa and Lance DiNatale two each.
Law, which finished its second varsity season with a 5-11 record, got two goals from Tyler Cavallaro and single tallies from David Patrick and Brady Dennigan. Patrick also had an assist.
Foran nearly doubled Law’s shot total, 29-15.
Law goalie Michael Lukaric made three saves while Foran got five saves from Josh Teller and two from Joe Della Monica.
“It took us a while to get going and get into our possession offense,” said Adkins, whose team will take an 8-8 record into post-season play. “Once we did, and we got settled down, we played very well.”
Law coach Mike Forget, whose team lost to Foran, 8-6, earlier this year after taking an early 2-0 lead, felt his team played only one good period this time around.
“You can’t do that and expect to win against a team like Foran that possesses the ball so well,” he said. “They had us back on our heels for three quarters. Our defenders worked hard. We did what we could after a good start.”