On the road in Watertown, CT on Saturday, April 20, the boys varsity lacrosse team faced off against the Taft Rhinos.
At the end of the first quarter, the Big Green held a lone goal advantage, 2-1. Both teams each registered two goals in the second quarter and at the half-time the score was 4-3 in favor of the visiting Doors.
The scoresheet remained close in the second half with the Big Green notching the lone goal of the third quarter to double their lead to two goals, 5-3. In the fourth quarter, the Rhinos leveled the score at 7-7 forcing the game into overtime. In the final OT frame, the Big Green prevailed scoring the lone goal for the 8-7 OT victory.
At home the following week on Wednesday April, 24th, the girls varsity lacrosse team faced off against local opponent Williston Northampton, defeating the visitors, 15-3 and extending their current winning streak against the Wildcats to 2-0.
The Big Green inked the game’s score sheet in the opening minute of play when they scored their first goal of the day on their first draw possession. The opening game goal fueled the Big Green to victory over the Wildcats.
According to coach DiNardo’s post-game notes, “every unit on the field executed their role with maturity, patience, and determination. Not only did they play hard; they played smart. It was a full-team, full-50 minute effort, and we were more proud of their performance in every corner of the field. Deerfield demonstrated particular strength in both shot placement and draw control work.”
In 2018, the Big Green snapped a ten-year winless streak dating back to 1998 versus the Wildcats. With the back-to-back season wins in 2018 and 2019, the Deerfield girls varsity lacrosse all-time record vs. Williston now stands at 10-8 in favor of the Big Green. The current squad has added to the wins earned by the first Deerfield girls varsity lacrosse teams in the 1990s. Great teamwork!
Click the links below to re-watch these exciting games!
Girls Varsity Lacrosse: vs. Williston Northampton School – Game
Boys Varsity Lacrosse: @ The Taft School – Game