On Wednesday, the Bears came out roaring against Williston. The whole team saw playing time and improvements were seen on both the offense and defense. During the first quarter, the Bears took the lead with points by midfielder Milton Martinez and attackmen Jake Kaminetsky and Sam Merrill. Both midfielder Charlie Quaintance and attackman Barclay Gammill made some nice attempts at goal, and Milton had a nice look to midfielder Peter Hoover. Even though the Bears made some poor clears, they still had some good rides on defense and finished the quarter up 5-2.
The Bears continued to play good lacrosse during the second quarter. Milton scored again, Barclay scored scored his first of the game, and midfielder Jay Bolton scored two. Bolton's scores were on a drive and the other was a nice underhand. Midfielders Vaughan Kavanaugh and Charlie Quaintance had some nice attempts at the goal, and midfielder Sam Mogul continued to improve with the playing time he saw the rest of the game. On the defensive side, long pole Hunter Reynolds had a nice face off, and Michael Schiffer played solid defense. At the half, the Bears were up 8-3.
The third and fourth quarter reflected more improvement and selfless play. Sam scored again and Barclay made some nice attempts as well as three goals. Midfielder Chris Zaffanella had a nice steal, Jay made a nice pass to Jake and goalie Dillon Cunningham had some nice stops which kept Williston scoreless in the third quarter.
The Bears had a nice finish to the game with their selfless play in the third quarter. Dillon kept Williston to one goal and Schiffer did well at face off. There were lots of attempts and shots on Williston's goal. Shaan Peckham and Ben Nadler saw some playing time, and Shaan made his first goals of the season with assists from Barclay and Milton. Vaughn, Jake, and Licata also had some nice attempts on goal, and both Licata and Barclay made some nice passes to attackman Jim Streett who ended up scoring his first goal with the help of Matt Licata. The Bears hope to continue their winning streak against Trinity Pawling on Saturday.