The men’s lacrosse team continued their hot start to the season with a 10–4 win against Maritime College on Saturday at Higgins Stadium.
The Privateers played the majority of the game in a 3-3 defensive zone, which slowed the pace considerably. Junior captain Tom Mongelli said the Bombers are more accustomed to a man-to-man style of play but worked all week in practice on zone play in order to prepare.
“We kind of knew they were going to work on a few zones with us,” Mongelli said. “We really wanted to keep our speed of play up.”
Senior captain Mike Silipo broke into the score sheet with his sixth goal of the year after a successful clear out of the Bombers’ defensive zone in the first period. Junior forward Brian DiBetta added to the lead with an unassisted goal early in the second period. The overhand shot from the top of the slot was the first of the year for DiBetta.
The South Hill squad found its offensive rhythm in the third and forth periods, scoring seven of its 10 goals in the second half of the game. Mongelli recorded his third hat trick in as many games and leads the Bombers with 12 goals on the season.
“I’m feeling good right now,” Mongelli said. “Every time I shoot the ball it happens to go in. So I’m going to keep shooting.”
Junior attackman Devin Weinshank led the Blue and Gold with four points on two goals and two assists in the contest. Senior goaltender David Gal made 10 saves in the contest earning his forth win on the season.
The Bombers will open Empire 8 conference play at 4 p.m. Wednesday against undefeated St. John Fisher College. Silipo said the Cardinals will play a faster, man-to-man style of play the Bombers are more comfortable against.
“Wednesday will be a dogfight on our home field,” Silipo said. “They’re going to come in to our place and were going to take it to them for 60 minutes.”