By Alex Lefkowitz (Sports Editor).
WESTWOOD, MASS – Despite taking an early 2-1 lead, the Eagles failed to produce any consistent offense the rest of the way leading to a 10-6 loss to Westwood.
The Eagles’ quick start was initiated by the stealthy attack of senior captain Jack Lesser, who scored the first two goals of the season.
“After [Lesser] scored two quick goals, I thought we were about to run away with it,” sophomore Dan Lilienfeld said.
This was not the case. Despite goalie Jonny Greenberg’s phenomenal effort, Westwood scored seven straight goals before Chase Waxman put one in the back of the net to make the half time score 8-3.
At the start of the second half, Sharon could not get any offense going.
“I would have liked to capitalize on [Greenberg’s] efforts to keep the game close, but unfortunately it just wasn’t our day,” junior Brett Litner said.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles showed some promise after goals by Spencer Hall, Brett Litner, a third by Jack Lesser.
“If we started the way we finished, we would have won,” junior Chase Waxman said.
“I really liked the effort we put in during the fourth quarter,” Waxman added.
Even though the Eagles did not win, it was only game one of a long season and Lesser’s hat trick reveals that he will pick up some of the slack in senior captain Josh Rotman’s absence. Rotman, the UMass commit, is out for the season with a torn ACL.
“We showed some bright spots and despite the loss, we still have confidence that we can compete,” junior Spencer Hall said.
Sharon looks to rebound from this tough loss and get win number one Wednesday at King Philip.