The Bobcats traveled to Morgan High School in Clinton on April 14th, and came away with a 11-6 victory to win their 2nd game in a row and improve to 2-2.
The team's were evenly matched through the first 2 quarters, going to half time tied at 4-4. For the 2nd consecutive game, Bacon found it's rhythm in the 2nd half and outscored the Huskies 7-2 in the final 2 quarters.
The Bobcats offense was led by Dylan Heald and Ethan Cuadro, The 2 attackmen combined to score 7 goals and pass for 2 assists. Matthew Voiland, Jack Klaja, Casey Hart and Kellen Paparella each scored a goal for the Bobcats. Goalie Kyle Denker made 10 saves while allowing just 6 goals.
The Bobcats welcomed NFA to Bacon Academy for the 2018 season home opener. The 2 teams were locked in a defensive battle all through the first half. Bobcat's senior Ian Carey scored the game's first goal, but that was the only goal Bacon could manage in the opening half. NFA led 2-1 going into the break.
Coach Martin made some half-time adjustments and the Bobcats woke up in the 2nd half, scoring 10 goals while shutting out the Wildcats in the last 2 quarters. Goalie Kyle Denker was outstanding in net, allowing just 2 goals while stopping several shots.
The Bobcats offense was led by Attackmen Kellen Paparella and Dylan Heald, who combined to score 9 goals. Along with Carey, Matther Voiland also scored and had 2 assists. Ethan Cuadro was busy finding his teammates all game, dishing out 6 assists to lead the team in points.
Bobcats Goalie Kyle Denker (#16) was outstanding in net allowing just 2 goals to NFA
After a week of bad weather and cancelled games, the Team visited East Lyme on April 10th. The Vikings dominated the first half, leading 6-0 at the midway break. East Lyme continually found wide open players on the crease who fired at will at Bobcats Goaltender Kyle Denker. The Vikings could have scored even more if it wasn't for several fantastic saves by the Bobcats Goalie.
Bacon Academy woke up in the 2nd half, outscoring East Lyme 5 - 4, but the 6 goal first half lead was too much for the Bobcats to overcome and the Vikings handed Bacon their 2nd consecutive loss to start the season, beating the Bobcats 10-5.
The Bobcats offense was led by Dylan Heald's 3 goals. Matthew Voiland and Ethan Cuadro also found the back of the net and dished out assists for the Bobcats. Connor Elmy and Jonah McNaughton also each had an assist for Bacon.
Dylan Heald (#5) scored 3 goals against East Lyme
The weather always seems to effect the start of Bacon Academy's Lacrosse Season. Due to the impending stormy weather scheduled for April 6th, the game vs. NW Catholic has been moved to April 17th, making the new home opener Thursday, April 12th vs the NFA Wildcats.
The first 30 student fans will receive a pre-worn Bobcats Lacrosse Jersey! We hope to see you there!
Bacon Academy Boys Lacrosse traveled to Granby for the season opener on March 31st. The Bobcats battled the Bears through 4 quarters, losing a tough contest with a final score of 5 - 7.
Bacon struck first in the opening quarter. Ethan Cuadro took a pass from Dylan Heald and found the back of the net at the 9:51 mark. Granby scored 2 minutes later to tie it at 1 each. Bacon scored next as Heald fired a shot into goal to take a 2-1 lead with less than 3 minutes left in the quarter. Granby was able to tally 2 more goals before the quarter ended, and the teams entered the 2nd quarter with Granby holding a 3-2 lead.
Freshman Kellen Paparella scored the first goal of his Bacon career at the 8:20 mark of the 2nd quarter. The Bears then ran off 3 unanswered goals to end the 2nd with a score of 3 - 6. Both Defenses stood strong in the 3rd quarter, with neither team finding the net. Bacon's stingy D is led by Captain Jonah McNaughton, Casy Hart, Evan Bradstreet, Jake Cavallo, Dan Komoroski, Jon-Mike Murray, Sean Newton, and Freshmen Blaine Baillargeon and David Talbot.
Granby scored first to open the 4th and took a convincing 3 - 7 lead. The Bobcat's Kellen Paparella scored the final 2 goals, giving the Freshman a very memorable first game hat-trick and making the final score 5 - 7. Kyle Denker had a strong game in goal, saving 12 shots while allowing just 7 scores.
Don't miss the home opener on Friday, April 6th against Northwest Catholic! The first 30 student fans will receive a free game worn Bobcats Jersey!
Freshman Kellen Paparella (#4) scored 3 goals in the season opener
Mary Parker has managed the Bacon Academy Boys Lacrosse off-season programs for the past several years. For the 2017-18 winter season, Mary teamed with Coach Alan Mocksfield to offer 2 winter team sessions for both Varsity and JV.
Session 1 was held at the bubble in East Windsor, where the team has been playing the past few years. After many winters of traveling Sunday afternoons to East Windsor, the team moved to the new Wide World of Indoor Sports in Montville for winter session 2.
The Bobcats have experienced record participation in the off-season programs this year! A very impressive 35 of the 45 players on the preseason roster have played in at least one session, building chemistry and improving individual skills that will lead to a more successful team when the regular season kicks off.
Thank you to Mrs. Parker and Mr. Mocksfield for your time and effort and to the players and parents for your dedication and commitment to getting the Bobcats ready for the start of Bacon Academy's Lacrosse season.
LETS GO BOBCATS!
Bobcats Varsity Lacrosse played an exciting game vs East Lyme on Feb 18th
during off-season session 2 at Wide World of Sports in Montville.