Entering Tuesday, two Berks Boys Lacrosse League teams remained undefeated in league play: Exeter and Wilson.
In a rematch of the 2022 Berks final, the Bulldogs and Eagles met on Tuesday night, with 10-time defending champion Wilson continuing its run of dominance.
The Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 14-2 at West Lawn for their 134th consecutive win against a Berks opponent since 2011.
“We want to take care of business in the league all the time,” Wilson coach Ryan Sheaffer said. “The league is our first priority.”
Wilson (5-0, 9-2) took control early, scoring seven goals in the first half. The Bulldogs methodically picked apart the Eagles’ zone defense, and used their playmaking ability to score from all over the field.
“Very happy with the way we started,” Scheaffer said. “We really talked about wanting to start fast and get going, and I thought we did that.”
Wilson was led by sophomore attacker Carter Brensinger, who finished with three goals and three assists — all in the first half. With 19 goals and 16 assists, Brensinger leads the team with 35 points this season.
“He’s a really, really smart player,” Scheaffer said about Brensinger. “His ability to read the game and read the zone really showed tonight.”
While he is off to a strong start this season, Brensinger acknowledged his success would not be possible without his teammates. The Bulldogs gather for a team dinner every weekend, and Brensinger said the team bonding time has translated to better chemistry on the field.
“We get closer and closer every weekend, and it shows on the field,” Brensinger said. “Coach is always emphasizing: Use your teammates and trust your teammates. If we just trust each other, we’re going to play well.”
That team chemistry was present from start to finish on Tuesday, as seven Wilson players scored. In addition to Brensinger, junior attacker Cohen Renninger had three goals; senior attacker Seamus Breslin, senior midfielder Brady Rigdon and sophomore midfielder Cole Kaufmann all scored twice; and senior midfielder Spencer Thenga and junior midfielder Eric Becher each had one goal.
“That’s what makes us a dangerous team,” Scheaffer said. “We have six or seven or eight guys that can score goals for us. It makes us a tough team to defend. When we play together, we think we’re a pretty dangerous offense.”
On the other side, senior attacker Ty Yonas scored the lone goals for Exeter (4-1, 6-5), both in the third quarter. The Bulldogs had 21 shots to the Eagles’ six.
“The film is going to be difficult to look at, but it’s something that we need for the future,” Exeter coach Derek Stump said. “There’s a lot from all three aspects of the game that we can learn from.”
With a big win over the Eagles behind them, Wilson heads into the final seven games of the regular season with confidence.
“(We’re) playing as a team,” Brensinger said. “Last year, we got a little sloppy at times in big games and didn’t play as a full team. This year, we’re all coming together, moving the ball well and just scoring goals.”
Source: Berkshire mont
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