WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Warriors ended their eight game skid in the first round of the Somerset County Boys Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, defeating Somerville 13-4.
The team executed on offense, working the ball around, opening up many opportunities for open looks.
Tyler Furlong led all Warriors in points, scoring two goals and accumulating two assists. Sean Mullaney was close behind with two goals and an assist.
Leading the team in goals was John Tekin, who scored another hat trick (three goals). Ryan Cunningham and Brian Richmond also added two goals apiece.
Along with many old faces getting on the scoreboard, there were some players who scored their first goals of their Varsity career.
Brendan Dreyer and Ryan McHugh both scored their first goals of the season in the team's win.
Other Warriors who accumulated an assist were Alec Orazietti, Joe Rica, and goalie Jack Ayre.
On the defensive side, the Warriors were able to control the tempo and limit Somerville to just four goals, a big factor in the team's win.
Locking down the net was Jack Ayre like usual, as he let in just one goal in the first half, while stopping nine shots.
Connor Foley came on to relieve Ayre after a 9-1 halftime lead, allowing three goals in the following half, while stopping three shots.
The Warriors will look to keep up their turnaround Monday against Montgomery. The team is now 5-9 on the season.