TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury High Boys Lacrosse team picked up a big win this week, keeping their post season hopes alive as they head into the final week of the season.
The Redmen took to the road on Monday to take on non–league rival Bedford and came away with an impressive 10-7 win to improve to 5-9 on the season.
“We played really well. We wanted to come out and beat Bedford after losing to them earlier in the year and the kids really responded,” Tewksbury coach Zach Jacobs said.
The Redmen were led on offense by two goals each from Colby Brown, Derek Schumaker, Jason Cooke, Kyle Scrooc and Josh Sughrue, while getting solid goaltending all day from Ryan Day.
The game was close for three quarters, but the Redmen extended their lead to 10-7 early in the fourth quarter and never looked back from there on a hot and humid day that saw Jacobs substituting freely throughout the game to keep his team fresh.
“It was good to get a lot of kids into the game” Jacobs said. “And they deserve a lot of credit. We made some adjustments since the last time we played Bedford and even made some adjustments during the game, and the kids responded to that. As a coaching staff we have noticed how much better they have gotten at making those adjustments.”
With three games left in the season the Redmen still have the possibility of qualifying for the post season either via the Sullivan Rule or by finishing second in the MVC Division 2 where they currently trail both Lowell and Methuen by one game.
Whether they make the post season or not, Jacobs is proud of what he has seen from his team this season in rebounding from a winless campaign last season,
“I am trying to keep my mind off the tournament. It would be great if it happens, but I am more interested in how we are playing,” Jacobs said. “The kids have definitely gotten better as the season has gone on. We have had a few hiccups along the way, but overall what this team has accomplished has been great.
“They are making strides that I am very impressed with. They are really coming together and learning the game, which is great to see.”