FLEMINGTON, NJ -They did it. The Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team got revenge on Hunterdon Central to take the first section title in school history on Saturday, 10-4.
The Warriors are NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 champs.
”I'm so proud of our group for their commitment to improvement and preparation during the course of the season,” said WHRHS head coach Jamie Lovejoy. “It was a program goal to earn a state championship and our guys did just that. They played with grit and for each other, as they have all season long. This is a special win for our players, parents, alumni and community. We're thrilled to have more time together and are excited by the opportunity to make a run at the TOC.”
Watchung Hills led 5-0 after the first quarter.
Connor James led the Warriors’ offense with four goals. Chris Clintock added two goals and two assists, Gavin DeFuria and Joe Rica each added one goal and two assists, and Brian Richmond and Jack Taub each netted a goal.
In goal, Spencer Bokash stopped 14 for the Warriors.
“Congratulations to Coach Lovejoy, his staff, and all of our Warrior lacrosse players on capturing the sectional state championship,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Chris Van Vliet. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and we are all very proud. Best of luck on Wednesday in the Group 4 championship.”
Watchung Hills is now 18-2 and will travel to Pennington Wednesday to play Lenape Valley for the Group 4 Championship.
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