Greenwich High boys laxmen fall to Staples in CIAC class LL thriller, 6-5

Despite a late comeback, the Greenwich High School boys lacrosse team was unable to make it three in a row against Staples High School this season, falling 6-5 in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference class L quarterfinals earlier today in Westport.

“I thought Staples did a good job against some of the things that we were doing, but you have ro capitalize on your opportunities,” Greenwich High School head coach Scott Bulkley said. “I think we had a lot of opportunities to score some goals, but we didn’t capitalize on them. Our defense played phenomenal today. They’ve been playing phenomenal all year and they are a tremendous group of kids. [William] Waesche is awesome in the cage and they did a good job. When you give up only six goals, you should win those games. But they held us to five.”

Big Red was led by junior Ryan Flippin, who finished with two goals and two assists. The trio of senior Will Gibian, junior Luke Finneran and senior Alex Moeser each finished with one goal. Both Finneran and Moeser added one assists each. GHS goalie William Waesche finished with 13 saves.

“Our whole senior class has been huge this year and the defense was playing great all year,” Moeser said. “Waesche was amazing in goal this year for us. Our offense towards the end was playing really well, but at the beginning of the season I don’t think we were clicking. This was still a great year. I’ve been here four years and this has been a dream come true for us.”

The duo of Jon Pacilio and Joey Zelkowitz each paced Staples High School with two goals each. Will Johnson and Tucker Bobrow rounded out the scoring with one goal each. Johnson also led two assists to lead the Wreckers. Colin Bannon and Pacilio each finished with one assist.

With the loss, Big Red ended its season with a 13-5 record, while Staples improved to 15-3 on the season. To read more on the game, including photos and stats from the contest, quotes from Bulkley and GHS athletes and a season wrap-up, check out Thursday’s Greenwich Post.

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