Highlanders boys lacrosse team splits games

| 03 Apr 2019 | 03:55

    WEST MILFORD – The Highlanders boys lacrosse team had an up-and-down week, winning its season opener handily before losing to Lakeland High School.
    “Senior captain Ray Gorny had an outstanding week, scoring six goals and adding five assists,” said Head Coach Gary Stoll.
    Gorny wasn’t the only stand-out player through the first week of the 2019 season, as sophomore Casey Fagan and goalie Ryan Kirwan both also put in strong performances.
    Fagan totaled seven goals and four assists for the week, while Kirwan had 16 saves.
    In the season opening win against Eastern Christian High School, the Highlanders started strong and never looked back.
    West Milford out-scored its opponent 10-0 in the opening period and the Eagles were never able to get back in the game.
    The final score was 17-1.
    The Highlanders had five players score multiple goals, with Gorny and Fagan leading the way with four apiece.
    The next game, however, was a different story and a much closer contest.
    West Milford and Lakeland Regional were tied at 4-4 at the half before both teams managed to score five goals in the second half, sending the game into overtime.
    Fagan led the team in scoring again with three goals, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.
    The Lancers, a team Coach Stoll described as “solid,” were able to score first in sudden-death overtime, sealing the win.
    The final score in that game was 10-9.
    The Highlanders (1-1) look to bounce back from the loss in their next contest, scheduled for Tuesday, when they traveled to Tenafly to play the Tigers.