YORKTOWN, N.Y.— One of the reasons why Yorktown has enjoyed as much success as it has had through the years is because it will take on anybody, anywhere at anytime.
Case in point was March 23, when Yorktown traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to take on host Saint Mary’s and came away with a commanding 12-2 triumph.
“It meant everything to us to get this big of a win this early,” Yorktown attackman Justin Cavallo said. “It gives us a good feel at where we are as a team. Now we have to keep working.”
Besides the lacrosse benefits, the trip was also beneficial to the Huskers because it helped with team bonding.
“It’s great for our team to have this road trip,” Cavallo said. “It really gives us a good opportunity to get out of Yorktown and do something fun as a team.”
What helped the Huskers during the game was jumping out to a fast start as it led Saint Mary’s 4-0 at halftime.
“The lead we got was huge,” Yorktown defenseman Jose Boyer said. “We knew that we needed to come out of the gates firing and match their intensity.”
Yorktown was led to the win by the well-balanced attack of Kyle Casey (3G, 2A), Dom Cioffi (4G) and Cavallo (3G, 1A).
“Our teammates were able to give us the opportunity to have a great game but us three really have a good connection that helps us play well together on the field,” Cavallo said.
The effort of those above was backed up by solid play from Jamison Embury (2A), Brett Makar (2A), Justin Comerford (1G), Steven Veteri (1G) and Liam Donnelly (1A).
In goal, Donnelly backed up the impressive play by the defense in front of him with 10 saves.
“Liam Donnelly, our goalie, has been playing lights out,” Boyer said. “We’re a tight group that knows each other’s strengths. Our communication has really helped us out a lot too.”
That tight knit defensive group has allowed just five goals in two games.
What has helped the Huskers get off to a 2-0 start against out of state competition is that the offense and defense can both rely on each other.
“It makes our life on offense a lot less stressful because we know that our defense is going to hold it down on that side of the field,” Cavallo said. “We just have to do our part.”
If the beginning of the season is any indication, the Husker defense will be a difficult one to score on this season.
“We know defensively that if we do our job the offense will help us out and do their job,” Boyer said.