Bromwell scores four times to lead CSD
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Brice Bromwell scored four times and dished five assists Friday in a 13-5 victory over Gunston.
The Vikings improved to 2-1 while Gunston fell to 3-3 on the young season.
C-SD’s Josh Blades scored three times. Zach Lewis and Jacob Dayton added two goals apiece. Dajawan Jackson and Sammy Slacum each scored once.
“We played better as a team,” said Vikings head coach Steve Hurley. “We are a very inexperienced group because we are playing with sophomores and a freshman on attack. We are just young, so we need reps.
“When you are young, you play well one day, and then you come out and you don’t play so well,” he added. “We are going to have this all season. This is the best we’ve played all year so far. We just got to keep building on that.”
The Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter with goals by Jackson and Bromwell. Gunston’s Henry Pankhurst scored late in the first to cut the lead in half at 2-1.
C-SD began the second quarter with Bromwell finding Blades for a goal. Bromwell increased the lead to 4-1 when he curled in from behind the net to beat the keeper. Pankhurst came right back and scored to cut the lead to 4-2 midway through the second.
After a series of possessions, Hurley called timeout for some adjustments. The talk worked. With Bromwell directing the offense from behind the net, he found a streaking Lewis for a goal to lead 5-2. The score began a 9-0 run for the Vikings.
“What I really liked today was how the kids responded when we got in the huddle and talked,” Hurley said. “The kids did a great job of making adjustments.
“It really showed on the offensive side,” he added. “They executed ver y well. A lot of them got chances and converted.”
With two minutes left in the half, Bromwell again found Lewis coming to the net for a goal and a 6-2 lead. Bromwell capped the first half with a behind-the-back goal with 17 seconds left for a 7-2 lead.
Gunston had chances to get back in the game, but C-SD sophomore goalie Devon Doll stood strong and made 14 saves.
“He did a great job,” Hurley said. “He is just a sophomore so it is about getting those reps in net. We were able to extend the lead because he played very well in goal.”
The Vikings scored three times in the third. Dayton opened by winning the faceoff and scoring for an 8-2 lead. Blades scored minutes later with a rocket from the top of the box. Slacum then scored off a feed from Jackson to make it 10-2.
Blades scored his third goal to open the fourth. He found a clear lane off a pass from Shain Green. Dayton then won the ensuing faceoff and scored for a 12-2 lead. Bromwell’s fourth goal made it 13-2.
Gunston’s Luke Stehle scored three times in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Brice Bromwell (19) fights through two Gunston defenders on his way to the net on Friday.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Brice Bromwell, left, shoots low and scores against Gunston on Friday.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Zach Lewis celebrates his goal against Gunston on Friday.