Thursday, April 7, 2011
Boys Lacrosse Beats Melrsoe
After a flurry of cancellations and rainouts, the Boys Varsity lacrosse team finally got their 2011 conference season underway Tuesday night on the turf. Fresh off a victory over former prep powerhouse The Winchendon School; the Devils looked to make a statement against the Red Raiders of Melrose High. From the opening faceoff, the message was clear… This was a different Burlington Lacrosse program. Behind a stellar game in net from goalie and defensive backbone Chris Ikier, the defense held the Raiders scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. Offensively, a James Haded led attack orchestrated a varied and persistent assault that resulted in eleven goals and a seemingly insurmountable lead early in the game. Ultimately, the 11-2 final score did not quite do the debut performance justice. With a new coaching staff and a senior laden lineup, the Devils are seemingly primed to make a splash in Massachusetts lacrosse this year. Tuesday night was just the beginning.