From the May 14th Norwich Sunday Bulletin
WOODSTOCK — Bacon Academy didn’t have much turnover time.
About 18 hours after losing an overtime heartbreaker to Waterford, the Bobcats were back on the lacrosse field at Woodstock Academy Saturday. The Bobcats overcame Friday’s disappointment and the tired legs to earn a 15-6 win over the Centaurs.
“It was such a tough game (against Waterford), a tough loss, but once we came out (against Woodstock) and got a lead, I wasn’t worried about any letdown,” Bacon coach Brian Martin said.
Tyler Christianson helped the Bobcats (11-2, 6-2 Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II) get going. He assisted on the team’s first goal by freshman Casey Hart and then scored one of his own as the Bobcats vaulted out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Christianson started the season in the midfield, but was moved to right-hand attack after Noah Mocksfield went down with a hip injury a little more than a week ago. Mocksfield leads the team with 29 goals.
“That’s the nice thing about this team, it’s almost like a Bill Belichick next man up. We had a guy go down, we plug new guys in and keep playing,” Martin added. Christianson finished with three goals and five assists. “We have a really good, young core on attack and I’m just trying to step up and help the team,” Christianson said. Ethan Cuadro, another freshman, also had a hat trick while Dylan Heald had three assists.
Bacon Academy's Tyler Christianson, who was recently moved to attack because of an injury, recorded 3 goals and 5 assists in Bacon's 15-6 victory. (John Shishmanian/ NorwichBulletin.com)