By Alex Lefkowitz (Sports Editor)
The 2017 campaign for the Sharon High boys lacrosse team started worse than many imagined. They started 0-5 and did not put up much of a fight in most of the losses. The losing streak was capped with a 18-2 clobbering by Franklin.
“It was not how we thought it was going to turn out,” junior Brady Buckman said.
“After the Franklin game we knew that our attitude had to change,” Buckman added.
That change was evident in the Eagles contest against rival Oliver Ames. Sharon came out firing on all cylinders, taking a quick 3-0 lead by halftime.
“Even though our offense may have been slightly off in that first half, our defense was unbreakable,” senior Jared Zunenshine said.
“The defense did such a good job that I barely had to save any shots,” goalie Johnny Greenberg said.
In the second half, the offense started to go off, scoring at ease. Spencer Hall and Sam Spencer each had three goals while Chase Waxman added two of his own.
After notching their first win, the Eagles felt a shift in confidence, which was evident in their divisional matchup against the Canton Bulldogs.
“We knew this game was so important if we wanted to stay in the race to win the Davenport division,” senior captain Jack Lesser said.
Despite surrendering a quick goal, Sharon quickly scored six unanswered to take a commanding five goal lead. When it was all said and done, Sharon defeated Canton 14-6. Brett Litner stole the show, scoring a career-high five goals. Chase Waxman also added four more to the Eagles tally.
“I don’t know what it is but I always play really good on the Canton turf,” Litner said.
“We have to continue to build on this momentum and keep winning Davenport games,” Litner added.
Upcoming, Sharon plays bitter rival Foxboro in a key matchup Wednesday. Foxboro currently is in first place in the Davenport, so Sharon will need to ride high on their momentum in order to pick up this crucial victory.