As they both continued their fine work in the early portion of the season, the Marcellus and Westhill boys lacrosse teams turned back plenty of opponents.
The Mustangs, who were 6-2 by week’s end, smashed past Manlius-Pebble 21-4 last Tuesday afternoon. Ignoring the rain, Marcellus steadily pulled away from the Trojans and had a 14-3 edge by halftime, more than enough to cruise through the rest of the contest.
Tom McNaney, with three goals and three assists, led a well-balanced attack. John Dunn and Nick Nye also managed three-goal hat tricks as Ross Filtch, Ben Powers, Andrew Henderson and Aaron Cusick got two goals apiece.
Filtch also contributed two assists, half the total of Rich Ghezzi, who had four assists to go with his lone tally. Kevin Hutchings, Harrison Cox and Matt Hutchings scored, too, with Tim O’Sullivan getting a pair of assists.
Westhill, meanwhile, dismissed Onondaga 15-7, making its getaway in the second quarter by going on a 6-1 run in the second quarter, which built a 9-3 halftime edge.
Richie Easterly kept on going, setting a career mark in points (11) as he piled up seven goals and four assists. Ryan Suddaby, with five goals and one assist, wasn’t far behind, while Ryan Zimmerman, Luke Longo and Jack Centore each had one goal and two assists. Mark Purcell added an assist.
From there, Westhill (5-2) went on to roar past Bishop Ludden 18-3 Thursday afternoon, scoring eight unanswered goals in the first quarter to seize control and pulling further away from there.
Zimmerman stepped up with five goals and one assist, with Purcell (four assists) and Dan Hodgens (three assists) both passing it to open teammates. Collin Henson had a career-best three goals, with Suddaby also scoring three times.
Helping them, Longo had two goals and three assists, while Centore also scored twice. Andrew French, Kyle Magdzuik and Joe Rainone had one goal apiece.