With much larger challenges ahead, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team tore through three different opponents in a six-day span.
The run began last Monday with a 19-1 win over Bishop Ludden. It was 9-0 by the end of the first quarter and 12-0 by halftime, giving the Brothers a chance to utilize most of its roster.
Still, Joe Dalfo and Nick Papayanakos each scored three times, with Dalfo adding two assists. Joe Kelley, Jake Wilcox and J.R. Zazzara each scored twice in extended play off the bench.
Mike Vavonese managed a goal and two assists, with Cody Radziewicz and Braedon Gait both managing one goal and one assist. Anyon Davis, Evan Adamo and Jack Zerillo scored, too, with Andrew Romagnoli adding a pair of assists.
It was much the same against Manlius-Pebble Hill two days as the Brothers romped to a 23-3 win. Romagnoli and John Driscoll both scored four times, leading an attack where Radziewicz, Murphy Dalfo and J.R. Zazzara each had two goals. Papayanakos had a goal and three assists as Zerillo, Anyon Davis, Homer Davis, Joe Kelley, John-Michael Duby and Sol Escribano also converted.
On Saturday, it finally got a bit tougher, as CBA went to Tully and parlayed a quick start into a 15-10 win over the Black Knights.
By the time Tully got on the board, the Brothers already had a big lead, gained by a 5-0 romp through the first quarter. That margin did shrink, to 8-5 by halftime, but CBA regained the cushion in the third quarter and kept it.
Radziewicz picked up three goals and three assists, with Dalfo adding three goals and one assist. Gait and Driscoll each scored twice, with Papayanakos and Alex Brunner each earning one goal and one assist. Murphy, Romagnoli and Max Luthringer earned the other goals.