WATERBURY >> In what was a special day for Holy Cross, playing its first varsity lacrosse game in 20 years, Lewis Mills didn’t let the celebration last long. dominating
The Spartans dominated the Crusaders in a 18-2 win.
“It was nice to kick off the varsity season,” Holy Cross head coach Ken Novi said. “Yeah it definitely was (bittersweet). I feel we are a better team than we showed.”
The Spartans, who won the Western Connecticut Lacrosse Conference last season, got on the board early when senior Max Stone found the back of the net.
Then it was senior David Borovsky’s turn. His goal made it 2-0.
Sean Sullivan netted the first Crusader goal a minute later, cutting Mills’ deficit to one. That was the closet the game would be.
Borovsky scored before the first quarter ended, giving the Spartans a 3-1 lead after one.
Still, Spartans coach Pat Schmitt wasn’t happy.
“We weren’t playing our game,” he said.
Led by Borovsky, the Spartans did find their game in second.
He opened up the second quarter scoring the first three goals extending Mills’ lead to 6-1.
“We expect that from him, but our team is good at exploiting team’s weaknesses,” Schmitt said. “If they were weak on the left Max (Stone) would have scored or on right (Ben) Kelley would have scored.”
Mike Boucher, Griffin Hayes and Stone joined the scoring barrage and Borovsky netted his sixth goal of the game to cap off a seven-goal second quarter for the Spartans.
“Pretty good start,” Borovsky said. “My teammates made open passes and I was able to get free.”
The beginning of the second half was much like the second quarter.
Casey Ciemniewski scored right away and Boucher netted his second goal of the game before Holy Cross’ Kyle Ciriello scored.
Before the third quarter ended, Matt Borovy and Rich Nicoletti scored to make it 14-2.
Nicoletti scored his second goal in the fourth quarter and Mills added two more before the final buzzer.
“A bunch of guys stepped up today,” Borovsky said.
Lewis Mills returns to action next Tuesday at home against Watertown. But just because they won easily they aren’t going to let up anytime soon.
“We don’t play in practice to maintain, we practice to get better ,” Schmitt said.
Lewis Mills 18 Holy Cross 2
At Holy Cross
Lewis Mills 3 7 4 4 – 18
Holy Cross 1 0 1 0 – 2
Goals: LM – David Borovsky 6; Max Stone 2; Mike Boucher 3; Rich Nicoletti 2; Casey Ciemniewski 2; Connor Kennedy; Griffin Hayes; Matt Borovy. HC – Sean Sullivan; Kyle Ciriello.
Assists: LM – Max Stone 3; Ben Kelley; David Borovsky; Jake Magnoli; Mike Boucher; Casey Ciemniewski; Matt Borovy. HC – Matt O’Neil.
Saves: LM – Connor McNaboe 10; Cam Greenwood 2. HC – James Bebarski 6; Donovan Montville 2.
Records: Lewis Mills 1-0 Holy Cross 0-1.