LAKEVILLE >> The Lewis Mills Spartans made easy work of their rivals Housatonic improving to 5-0 on the season, beating them 17-3.
“Those guys are the best, number one in our conference, “said Housatonic head coach Steve Pener and even though they lost by 14 goals he thought they played well. “We seemed to play up for them.”
“We were a 30 goal underdog going in,” he smiled. “We covered the spread.”
Maybe they were 30 goal underdogs because Spartans head coach Pat Schmitt was not thrilled by the way his team played today.
“We were sloppy, we didn’t execute,” he said. “Got to give Housy credit they didn’t stop.”
Regardless the Spartans got going early, scoring five quick goals in the first quarter, three by senior David Borovsky, one from senior Max Stone and one from sophomore Tyler Lagasse.
Stone also assisted on two of Borovsky’s first quarter goals.
“Dave gets the goals and Max creates them,” Schmitt said. “Max gets doubled and it leaves the center open for Dave.”
At the beginning of the second the Spartans put their foot on the gas, scoring two quick goals, one from Cameron Fletcher and another one from Stone, his second of the game.
“I think we struggled early and we picked it up,” Stone said. “We kept feeding the middle; they were playing a zone, which was open.”
Housatonic (1-4) scored shortly after Stone’s second goal, when Cameron Gilson found the back of the net, 7-1 Mills led.
Their momentum was short lived as Spartans’ defender Jake Magnoli stripped the ball loose and went coast to coast and found a wide open Borovsky who scored his fourth goal with ease, 8-1.
Fletcher added one more before halftime giving Lewis Mills a 9-1 lead.
Borovsky scored the first goal of the second half, his fifth of the game, before the Mountaineers started to control the play of the game, with the help of a couple of penalties by the Spartans.
The Mountaineers were moving the ball up the field with ease, but they weren’t able to find the back of the net, until senior Jeremy Stiewing ripped a shot from 20 yards out that got past Spartans goalie, Connor McNaboe.
“We weren’t playing well and he (McNaboe) was trying to control them and he was concentrating on trying to get them in the right spot,” Schmitt said.
Luckily for the Spartans again they scored right away as Matt Boucher found the back of the net and kick started the offense back up as they would score seven more goals the rest of the way.
Lewis Mills returns to action on Tuesday as they host Wamogo and Housatonic will host St. Paul Catholic on Monday.
Lewis Mills 17 Housatonic 3
At Hotchkiss School
Lewis Mills 5 4 3 4 – 17
Housatonic 0 1 1 1 – 3
Goals: LM – Dave Borovsky 8; Max Stone 3; Tyler Lagasse 2; Cam Fletcher 2; Mike Boucher 2. H – Cameron Gilson 2; Jeremy Stiewing. Assists: LM – Lagasse 4; Stone 3; Griffin Hayes 2; Matt Borovy 2; Casey Ciemiewski; Jake Magnoli.
Saves: LM – Connor McNaboe 7; Cam Greenwood 6. H – Keith Harvey 10.
Records: Lewis Mills 5-0 Housatonic 1-4