Yesterday afternoon, the boys’ lax team turned in their strongest offensive performance of the season in a 16-5 non-league victory over Holy Trinity.
The Bears roared out of the gates, netting five goals on their first five shots, thanks to scores from Joe Spreckels, Nick Gargiulo, Luca Trama, and a pair from Carter Brett. The Titans finally lit their side of the board with 4:40 left in the quarter, but Trama answered 22 seconds later with a shot that buzzed the goalie’s ear before Gargiulo tucked away another goal and a 7-1 lead with just 4.2 seconds on the clock.
Trinity registered the first tally of the second quarter, but Brett answered with a long distance bounce shot less than two minutes later before Josh Detwiler scored on a man-up situation at the 4:56 mark. Trinity capped the first half scoring as the Bears took a commanding 9-3 edge into the half.
Any thoughts of a comeback were dismissed midway through the third quarter when Trama twice caught the Titans’ goalie out of the cage, once on an intercepted clear and the second when the netminder went behind the goal to double-team him, leaving the Bears ahead 11-3. Trinity scored the next two goals, but Gargiulo again beat the clock, this time with just 16.1 seconds left before Bobby Reuter made a last second save to take the Brook into the final frame with a 12-5 edge.
The Bears tallied four more goals in the fourth while the long pole legion of Lee Maeba, Jack Pawlawsky, and Art Ekener helped shut out the Titan offense. Detwiler scored the quarter’s first goal on a gorgeous laser to the top left corner, Trama added a goal less than three minutes later, and Gargiulo scored the last two to cap the win.
Gargiulo and Trama were the high scorers with 5 goals apiece. Brett (3), Detwiler (2), and Spreckels (1) rounded out a balanced attack. Reuter had 2 saves in net. The Bears are back on the field on Thursday in a non-league match-up with Uniondale.