Boys' Lacrosse dominates Braintree, looks towards state tournament


(Photo by Rachel Kurlandsky)

Zach Kwon

Boys’ lacrosse defeated Braintree 14-2 on Wednesday, May 25, with a dominant offensive performance.

“It was truly a full team effort as every player on the roster made contributions,” said special education teacher Nick Pfeifer, the head coach.

In the first quarter, North jumped out to an early 2-1 lead, before taking complete control by overwhelming Braintree’s defense, scoring another four points. Defensively North held Braintree’s offense in check. The quarter ended 6-1.

Despite North’s impressive attack, Pfeifer also praised the defense for sustaining the lead. “The defense led by Chris Perri, Nate Leone and Kyle Goodwin was stout and held Braintree’s offense in check all game,” said Pfeifer. 

Senior Chris Claflin, a captain with seniors Henry Love, Chris Perri, and junior Nathan Leone, spearheaded North’s offense, lighting up the statsheet with four goals and seven assists.

Both teams had occasional lapses in shooting and passing, but North overall played consistently, which resulted in three additional goals for the Tigers in the second quarter. North’s defense held Braintree to no goals and the quarter ended 9-1.

In the second half,  North continued to dominate on both ends. Braintree did manage to score, but it wasn’t enough to stop North’s landslide 14-2 victory.. 

“Our game was definitely a one sided affair, and I thought we didn’t play down to the opposing team’s level and we cruised through them strongly,” said Claflin. “As a team, we are getting better everyday and our chemistry is growing.”

Boys’ Lacrosse, 8-5,  fell short in the Bay State Conference Tournament losing in the semi-finals, but will look to make a run in the state tournament with their first game at BC High, Monday, June 21.