Boys Lacrosse: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ousts A.L. Johnson, 14-2

Credits: Michael Bruchert
Cooper Heisey evades defenders on his way to the net against A.L. Johnson. Credits: Michael Bruchert
Alex Oslislo fires a shot that find the back of the net in the second half. Credits: Michael Bruchert
Scotch Plains-Fanwood's goalkeeper Chris Duffy makes a point-blank save. Credits: Michael Bruchert
Credits: Michael Bruchert

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ - Led by five goals from Scott Nizolak, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse team continued its winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a 14-2 rout of A.L. Johnson of Clark.

The Raiders ran away with the game early, mounting a 10-0 lead before halftime.

"We tried to work some people in but we wanted to keep going," Raiders coach Nick Miceli said. "Guys are contributing all over the place — guys who were young last year came back with a year of experience."

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The Crusaders showed little signs of life, netting two goals at the start of the second half, but quickly lost momentum by losing ground balls and missing scoring opportunities.

In the end, it was two goals apiece from Robert Gordon and Cooper Heisey, along with singular scores from Alex Oslislo, Joe Griffith, Jake Kloepfer and Richie Nardone that sealed the victory for Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

The Raiders improve to 5-2 on the season, jetting out to one of the program's best starts in history. Coach Nick Miceli said his team will prepare week by week to continue their strong star.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse will look to tackle Westfield, Oratory Prep, and St. Joseph Metuchen all next week. ALJ visits Oratory on Monday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m.

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