After posting a losing record in 2009 and 2010, the Tigers are working their way back into the hunt for a Division 1 title.
“A lot of teams in the state have gone through a recoil period,” said Vona. “About 90 percent of the teams have gone through that. Newton was going through that and they’re on their way back up again.”
Warriors rise to Challenge Cup
With eight of the stronger boys’ teams in Massachusetts competing in the Coaches Challenge Cup since its inception four years ago, the early-season tournament has provided some incredible games. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional’s 9-8 win over Concord-Carlisle last weekend was one of those.
“One of the best high school lacrosse games I’ve been a part of in a long time,” said Vona, who collected his 200th career win.
The Warriors went on to beat North Andover, 16-3, in the title game to improve to 7-0. Vona said sophomore long-stick Eamon Hunter was the player of the tournament for his squad.
“Our defense is really settling in right now,” Vona said. “That’s important.”
Just a few with no losses
Undefeated watch: On the boys’ side, it’s Lincoln-Sudbury (7-0) and Medfield (8-0). On the girls’ side, only Dover-Sherborn (6-0), Watertown (5-0), and Wayland (5-0-1) remain without a loss.
Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.