Vikings beat Easton
Bromwell, Willey net four goals each for Cambridge-SD
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Cole Willey (15) fires a shot and scores a first quarter goal in a 13-11 victory over Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-SD 13 Easton 11
EASTON — Cambridge South Dorchester High’s boys’ lacrosse team used a third-quarter run, and late, clutch goaltending Monday night for a 13-11 victory over Easton.
Jarrett Bromwell and Cole Willey each scored four goals for the Vikings. The duo helped Cambridge-SD build a five-goal, fourthquarter lead before the Warriors stormed back with a 4-1 run to draw within two in the closing minutes.
But Vikings goalie Ian Powley came through with critical saves in the closing moments to preserve the win, as Cambridge-SD improved to 5-1.
“Ian has played great all year,” Vikings head coach Steve Hurley said. “He is calm in net. If a shot gets by him, he forgets about it and plays the next one. It is obvious when he puts out an effort like that
“Easton is a good team,” Hurley added. “They are hard to hold off because they were coming strong. It was an exciting win for us. I’m proud of the team.”
Bromwell opened the scoring in the first minute by driving right and firing a shot into the net. Easton responded with two goals, the first by Mitchell Reeley and the second by Corey Hall (five goals).
Willey teamed with Bromwell and Micah Brooks (three goals) to put Cambridge-SD ahead 5-2 late in the first quarter.
Willey tied the score at 2-2 with a driving shot from the right. Minutes later, Bromwell feed Willey for a 3-2 Vikings lead. Brooks received a pass from Willey, curled from the left to the middle and scored for a 4-2 lead.
A faceoff win by Kobi Ruark started a breakaway for Bromwell who found the net for a 5-2 advantage.
“Jarrett and Cole had big games for us,” Hurley said. “They are two senior leaders. They came out big from the start. I’m proud of them.”
Easton (1-3) rallied to tie the game at 5-5 with three goals in the final two minutes of the quarter.
Charlie Petosa fired a shot from the top for a goal, and Hall added two more.
What looked to be a shootout in the first quarter, quickly turned into a defensive battle in the second. Each team closed passing and shooting lanes. Players fought for ground balls, looking to gain an advantage.
With 6:07 left in the second, the Vikings gained the upper hand when Bromwell found a streaking Willey for a goal and a 6-5 lead. Bromwell put Cambridge-SD up 7-5 when he backed down a defender, spun to his right and scored.
With two minutes left in the half, Easton nearly scored when Chris Gibbs fired a rocket off the post.
On the ensuing possession, Connor Butler stole a pass for the Warriors behind the Viking goal, passed to Finn Gibbs for an Easton goal and momentum before halftime.
At the start of the third quarter, the Warriors pressured Cambridge-SD. Butler curled from behind the net and fired a low shot, but Powley made the save.
The Vikings capitalized on the new possession when Jake Morris fired a quick pass from the left to Henry Rosairo in front of the net for a goal and an 8-6 lead.
A faceoff win by Ruark led to a score by Cambridge SD 30 seconds later when Bromwell found Brooks for a goal. Brooks scored 14 seconds later off another Ruark faceoff win with a no-look backhand shot for a 10-6 lead. Ruark got his own score three minutes later to increase the Viking lead to 11-6.
“Kobi was big for us winning faceoffs,” Hurley said. “In the third, we got a goal, then he won a faceoff and we got another goal. Kobi got us rolling on a nice run.”
Hall scored for Easton to cut the lead to 11-7 late in the third, but Bromwell put the Vikings ahead 12-7 with 39 seconds left in the quarter.
Easton then put on a furious rally in the fourth, keeping possession for much of the quarter.
Gibbs started the rally with a goal. Butler’s goal trimmed the deficit to 12-9.
Powley followed by making two keys saves. The second came off a steal by Butler who fired low, but Powley got a stick on the shot, and the ball went just wide of the net.
Hall brought the Warriors within two at the six-minute mark when he drove to the net, and through a Cambridge-SD defender for a backhanded goal.
“I’m really proud of the guys for not giving up,” Easton head coach Bob Bennett said. “They stayed in the game plan, and played hard. You cannot ask anymore from athletes.”
With the Warriors coming hard, Willey gave the Vikings added cushion with a goal to make the score 13-10 with 3:12 remaining.
Easton got back within two when Jake Morgan scored to cut the Viking lead to 13-11. Twice in the final minute, Powley made saves to seal the victory.
Cambridge-SD plays its first South division game Wednesday, April 12, at home against J.M. Bennett. Easton is off until April 19 when it hosts Kent County.
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Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Cole Willey (15) and Jarrett Bromwell (19) celebrate Willey’s fourth-quarter goal against Easton Monday.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Kobi Ruark gets position against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Jake Morris looks for a teammate against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Micah Brooks drives against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Kobi Ruark drives against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Jarrett Bromwell (19) fires a shot and scores a first quarter goal against Easton Monday.
Cambridge-South Dorchester goalie Ian Powley makes the save against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Cole Willey drives against Easton Monday, April 10.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Jake Morris (12) and Micah Brooks (20) congratulates Henry Rosairo after Rosairo scored against Easton Monday, April 10.