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Wilson defeats Gov. Mifflin 12-4 in Berks boys lacrosse matchup

Wilson continued its winning streak against Berks opponents in boys lacrosse with a 12-4 win over Governor Mifflin Tuesday at Shillington.

The victory is the Bulldogs’ 122th straight in county play. Wilson scored early and often, and the strong Bulldogs defense, led by goalie Brayden Skipper’s eight saves, prevented any hope of a Mustangs comeback.

“We really emphasize playing fast,” Wilson coach Ryan Scheaffer said. “We want to dictate the tempo and I feel like we did that tonight.”

Carter Brensinger opened the scoring for Wilson early in the first quarter and Gavin Lenart scored off a low shot in front shortly thereafter to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Brady Rigdon scored his first goal of the night with 30 seconds left in the quarter to give Wilson a 3-0 lead after one. Rigdon was assisted by Seamus Breslin.

Wilson won the opening faceoff of the second quarter and immediately advanced on the Mifflin goal, where Matt Stitzel scored off a bounce shot. The Bulldogs continued to keep pressure on and Dylan Garber and Breslin each scored in the second quarter.

Wilson led 6-0 at halftime, and Skipper had five first-half saves for the Bulldogs (4-0, 7-2) .

Gov. Mifflin (4-1, 6-2) showed some life in the second half as Trey Rock scored the Mustangs’ first goal a minute into the third quarter.

Wilson answered less than a minute later with a goal from Lenart to make it 7-1. Rock scored again for Mifflin from deep a few possessions later, but Wilson answered yet with another goal from Brensinger to stretch its lead back to six at 8-2.

Rigdon got his second goal of the night with two minutes to go in the third after a Mustangs turnover led Wilson’s Sean Dendall to take the ball from end to end, where he found Rigdon uncovered in front of the Mifflin net for an easy goal.

Brensinger scored his third goal with 50 seconds left in the third; Wilson led 10-2 going into the fourth.

Drew Mathieu and Rock each scored for the Mustangs in the fourth. Rigdon added two more goals to finish with four on the night.

Garber finished with three assists and a goal, and Brensinger had three goals and one assist. Rock scored three goals and Caden Blandford had two assists for Gov. Mifflin.

Joey Laffey had eight saves for the Mustangs.

Mifflin coach Jake Snyder was confident that his team would bounce back from the loss.

“We have a very high ceiling in terms of our ability level and making the postseason; that’s the expectation we’ve set here,” Snyder said. “I love this group of kids, they play hard, they listen they’re coachable and as long as they stay together and stay focused we can go far.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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