Fishermen lacrosse sweeps the Witches in 22-0 win


Treely Dowd

Gloucester’s Defenseman Aidan Donald fights for a groundball.

YAHIR COLLADO, Sports Writer

After a tough loss to Danvers last week, boys lacrosse bounced back against Salem in a 22-0 win. Sometimes the best defense is a great offense and Gloucester showed that last night. The Fishermen’s offense controlled the ball for most of the game with almost their entire team playing against the Witches.

“I think the boys started off a little slow but picked it up by the second,” captain Peter Zappa Jr. said. “What led to our success was just being unselfish and making the extra pass. We need to work on really winning the faceoff battle and winning those 50/50 ground balls.”

Gloucester’s captain Robert Schuster had two goals in the first quarter. Sophomore Brett Cunningham also had two goals. Zappa had one goal and sophomore James Sanfilippo had one goal. The Fishermen had a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

Schuster continued his goal-scoring with 3 in the second. Zappa scored four goals as well. Junior Evan Anderson scored two goals. Senior Timmy Marrone scored as well. One of Zappa’s goals was the highlight of the night when he shot the ball behind his back to score. Gloucester finished the second with a 16-0 lead. 

Zappa scored the first goal of the third. Senior Brady Lattanzi scored after him. Marrone added on to the goals with his second of the night. Cunningham also scored in the third. GHS concluded the third up 20-0. 

Senior Haden Hale and Anderson scored in the fourth quarter to add to the FIshermen’s lead. The game ended with the Fishermen up 22-0.

“We did everything well in the beginning,” Head Coach Geoff Kennedy said. “After the first five minutes, we cleaned it up and started playing as a team. I’m hoping for Wednesday’s game we can clean it up a little bit more and get those opportunities that they missed today. I’m hoping we can shut down some of those guys. Some of our offense guys can step up and match up with their big dogs.”

Top goal scorers:

PJ Zappa – 6 Goals

Robert Schuster- 5 Goals

Evan Anderson and Brett Cunningham – 3 Goals each

Gloucester moves to 4-2 as Kennedy continues to leave a mark on the program. They will travel to face Masconument on Wednesday at 4:30 pm.