The second-ranked Boston College High boys’ lacrosse team handled No. 10 Needham with ruthless efficiency in a Division 1 South quarterfinal Sunday afternoon at James Cotter Field.
The Eagles (17-3) received goals from 10 players and dominated possession while cruising to an 18-5 victory. They will host No. 11 Wellesley (14-4), which upset third-ranked Duxbury Saturday, in a D1 South semifinal this Tuesday.
“We do a lot of little things well, and when you string them together, you get good results,” said BC High coach Steve Lydon. “Our offense is balanced and our defense can turn into offense. We’re playing at a high level right now.”
All-American senior Will Bowen led a smothering BC High defense and senior Max Djusberg controlled the action at the faceoff X, allowing the offense to operate smoothly and patiently.
While many of the Eagles six attackmen lack the same postseason experience as their defensive teammates, Lydon asserts that they are beginning to come into their own, as indicated by scoring 37 goals through two state tournament games.
“Guys are starting to find what they’re really good at and how to work with the other guys,” said Lydon. “It was a really selfless game across the board and we seem to be clicking at the right time.”
Junior Christian “Chi Chi” Price scored three goals and had two assists and senior Maverick Woods added a hat trick.
Several underclassmen starred as well with sophomore Aidan Carroll handing out a team-high three assists to go along with three goals, freshman Carter Rice netting two scores and sophomore Zach Swanson adding a goal and an assist.
“We have underclassmen that are really contributing and bringing them along has been a big role for us as upperclassmen,” said Price. “Everyone contributes together. We don’t see it as one person having a great game, it’s the entire offense.”Nate Weitzer can be reached at email@example.com.