In First-Quarter Hole, Summit High Boys Lacrosse Executes Big Dig to Beat Lincoln-Sudbury, 7-5

Will Vitton had 10 saves as Summit beat Lincoln-Sudbury 7-5 in the Bay State. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit

SUDBURY, MA - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team rallied from a three-goal first quarter deficit to edge Lincoln-Sudbury 7-5. Jack Johnson and Harry Kilkowski each had a pair of goals, and Will Vitton made 10 saves between the pipes for the Hilltoppers.

It took Summit four hours on a bus to get to the game, and it took nearly 18 minutes of action for them to get on the scoreboard. Kilkowski set up Johnson at the 6:34 mark of the second period, and then Eamon McTernan scored just under two minutes later.

Still, The Maroon and White trailed 4-2 at halftime.

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Summit popped in three goals in the third quarter to take the lead, as Chris Fowler slotted home unassisted at 8:34, the Kilkowski to Johnson combination was reprised at 3:09,  and Kilkowski found the back of the net -- assisted by Fowler -- with 1:59 remaining in the frame.

Kilkowski got what turned out to be the game-winner unassisted at 10:09 of the fourth quarter, and senior captain Finn McTernan -- who, next fall, will ply his lacrosse 'trade' just 20 miles to the east of Sudbury at Tufts University -- blasted home 90-seconds later.

The Hilltoppers conceded a fifth goal, but saw out the remainder of the game to get the long-distance 'W'.

Summit won the ground ball battle 22-17, with the notable fact that Lincoln-Sudbury collected just four ground balls in the second half. The teams each had 17 shots, and Warriors earned a big edge in face-offs (11-4). 

The Hilltoppers, now 10-2 on the season, will enter the Union County Tournament May 4 at AL Johnson High School. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Summit, the tournament's number-one seed, received a first-round bye and will face the winner of the May 1 AL Johnson / New Providence quarterfinal.

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