WESLEY CHAPEL – Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams opened their seasons Wednesday night at home against the Sickles Griffons. It was the first FHSAA sanctioned game for the boys and the first ever girls lacrosse game for Wesley Chapel high school.
Things could have gone better for the Wildcats dropping both contests. The Boys lost their game 15-4 and the girls were bested 22-1 in matches that were predominately controlled by Sickles.
The Girls, who have but one experienced player in senior Dinah Hardin, a Duquesne University commit for next season, fielded 12 other players who were competing in their first ever organized lacrosse match. Hardin scored the Wildcats lone goal in the first quarter even though being double and triple teamed most of the night.
The Boys contest saw the Wildcats getting shut out for three quarters and trailing 10-0 in the fourth when Dewey Hay finally beat the Griffons keeper Damian Blanco for the first score of the season. Wesley Chapel went on to score three more times in less than 2-minutes to close the gap to 10-4.
The Griffons would score five more before the end of the game for the 15-4 final. Colton Crisci led the way for Sickles with 5 goals on eight shots. Andrew Ciccarello also notched 3 goals for a hat trick.