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Boys lacrosse Wildcats survive Central Square

WG heads toward tough regular-season homestretch

West Genesee attacker Will Northrop (30) goes near the turf to protect the ball from Rome Free Academy defender Brian Stapleton in Thursday night's game. Northrop scored three times in the Wildcats’ 16-3 victory over the Black Knights.

West Genesee attacker Will Northrop (30) goes near the turf to protect the ball from Rome Free Academy defender Brian Stapleton in Thursday night's game. Northrop scored three times in the Wildcats’ 16-3 victory over the Black Knights. Dana Northrop

WG would get a much-needed breather Thursday night as it routed Rome Free Academy 16-3, bolting out to an 8-1 lead by the end of the first quarter and extending the margin to 13-1 by halftime.

Brown, with four goals, and Will Northrop, with three goals, set the pace, while Howes returned from his injury to score twice and add an assist, matching Procopio. Cunningham managed a goal and four assists as McDonald, Farrell, Geremia and Pat Hanley also found the net.

From here on out, though, every Wildcats game is a challenge, starting next week with a visit to Corcoran on Tuesday and a home date with Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday, which is Senior Night, before the regular-season concludes with Fayetteville-Manlius May 12 and Auburn May 14.

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