If nothing else, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team aimed to delay the rush of history when it took on West Genesee last Friday afternoon.
The Wildcats’ head coach, Mike Messere, stood just three wins from matching the high school lacrosse all-time national record of 747 career wins set by Ward Melville’s Joe Cuozzo.
For the most part, B’ville’s defense did a solid job of containment, but it could not produce at all on the other end, leading to a 7-1 defeat.
WG got just one goal in the opening period. Then the Bees’ Austin McCaskill put a shot past Scott Sidnam in the second period, which would be the only B’ville goal of the afternoon.
Every other time the Bees pushed, either the Wildcats’ stingy man-to-man defense would take hold, or Sidnam would turn away a shot, getting 16 saves overall.
For his part, B’ville’s Parker Ferrigan managed 15 saves, with only Dan Ginestro (three goals) and Ryan St. Croix (two goals) getting multiple tallies on WG’s side.
With no time to rest, the Bees had to turn around Saturday and meet another Class A power, Fayetteville-Manlius, which led to a 15-6 loss to the Hornets.
At least in this game, there was some semblance of an attack. Steve Petrelli had two goals and one assist, with Matt Colclough, Ronnie Bertrand and Connor Chapman each finishing with one goal and one assist. Luke Evans had the other goal, with Ben Paprocki picking up an assist.
Still, F-M bolted out to a 10-3 halftime lead and, by himself, Kevin Lux matched the Bees by getting six goals overall. Clay Arnold (three goals, one assist) and Jimmy Krizman (two goals, three assists) offered the main support.
Before all this, the Bees earned its first win of the season, taking apart Auburn in a 13-1 romp at Holland Stadium.