ROXBURY, NJ – Heavy rainfall that was, at times, blowing sideways didn’t stop the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team from enjoying a very bright day Tuesday when the Gaels – for the first time in recent history - beat Morristown-Beard.
Enduring the chilly, wind-blown precipitation, Roxbury’s offense rained down goals on its opponents in all four periods, winning the contest 14-5. Earlier in the week, the Gaels received news of another first: They are ranked in the top 20 teams in New Jersey.
The Gaels’ aggressive defense forced the Crimson to give up the ball many times during Tuesday’s game. That gave the Roxbury offense many opportunities to score, including the making of six goals in the first quarter.
Gaels goalkeeper Wayne Safreed had another outstanding game allowing only five goals by the usually high scoring Crimson team. He blocked 13 shots.
Matt Dancsecs was Roxbury’s high-scorer, making five goals and three assists. Paul Shadel made three goals, Eric D’Arminio and Anthony Perhacs each scored two, Dave Biank and Ben Palanchi scored one each.
Roxbury, now 9-1, next plays Randolph on Thursday.