Tomahawk boys' lacrosse out-gunned in first round
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Fri., Jun. 3, 2011
The Glastonbury High School Tomahawks boys’ lacrosse team saw its postseason end in the first round of the Class LL state tournament in a heartbreaking loss to Greenwich, 12-10, on June 1.
The two teams traded goals in the first quarter, and Greenwich held a small lead, 3-2. In the second quarter, the game was delayed for 30 minutes with 5:58 left, due to storm activity in the area.
After play resumed, each side had its own small storm of goals. Glastonbury took a 4-3 lead, before Greenwich notched four unanswered goals to take a 7-4 lead back into the locker room.
Eight total points were scored in the third, with the Tomahawks hacking away at the Cardinals. Greenwich bent, but never broke, and outlasted Glastonbury for the 12-10 final score.
“It was a good game,” said GHS coach Mark Landers. “Their #4 [Adam Sands] came up with a couple of big plays at key times, and got a couple of stick checks in key moments when the game was tight.”
Landers said his team battled until the last second, in the game, and throughout the season.
“What you saw on the field in this game represented the season,” he said. “Our guys worked right to the last whistle. We got down four or five goals, and didn't quit. It was a tremendous team coach. From where we were in April to where we are now is just impressive. I'm so proud of how they came together as a group.”
The Tomahawks will graduate 12 seniors from the roster this year, including captains Eric Crevoiserat, Cory Santor and Jack Meotti, but Landers said the younger players have shown they are ready to fill any voids that are left.
“The young guys learned a lot from these seniors,” he said. “We just reload. We're losing some key players, but we've got some young guys ready to step in and do the job.”