Gill St. Bernard's at Warren Hills
On Monday, April 19, the official opening day for lacrosse in New Jersey, the Knights defeated Warren Hills by 9-4 at an away game. The win was not only the first victory of the season, but it also served as the first conference victory.
Throughout the day, the defense unit, led by Jake Baber '21, Eric Lyden '21, and Michael Scarpati '24, dominated the course of the play. Long-stick midfielder Connor Albertson '22, a D1 Air Force commit, anchored the defensive midfield, along with Brenen Lavoie '21 and JW Gustafson '22. The group led the way with 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers, while Ellis Wilson '22, a D1 Hobart commit, made eight saves in the victory.
Junior Grayson Moore '22 led all scorers with four points (three goals and one assist). Gavin Collins '23 finished with three points (two goals and one assist) while Liam Jones '21, and Will Deo '23 both chipped in with two goals apiece. First-year starter at faceoff, sophomore Nico Gattoni '23 won nine out of 17 faceoffs.
Voorhees at Gill St. Bernard's
On Wednesday, April 21, the Knights moved to 2-0 on the season with another conference victory, this time at home against Voorhees with a 9-3 win.
The defense was solid again in their second outing of the season, holding Voorhees to just three goals on the day. Junior Connor Albertson led the way with seven ground balls and five caused turnovers. Ellis Wilson was once again solid in net, making seven saves to three goals against.
Seniors, Liam Jones (three goals and one assist) and Mark Mazzatta '21 (one goal and three assists), led the way with four points on the day. Junior Alex Sepe '22 and sophomore Will Deo (one assist) each had two points, while senior Matt Cooper '21, junior Grayson Moore, and sophomore Gavin Collins (one assist) registered a point each. Sophomore Nico Gattoni had a brilliant day at faceoff, going 10 of 15 for the Knights.
GSB's boys' lacrosse will be back in action today when they host The Pennington School at 4:15 p.m. Head Coach Byron Collins leads the team, with Tyler Meth and Leo Janas as assistants. With a 26-player roster, it's the largest lax team GSB has had in the last four years. A Senior Leadership Council, comprised of the seven seniors, guides the team and rotates the captains for each game.
Best of luck this season!