The Rocky Point Eagles boys lacrosse team, a Division II contender, tested themselves early against the Middle Country Mad Dogs, a Division I team, in a nonleague lacrosse matchup on their home turf March 19.
Many coaches have said you want to play “up” against a better team to expose your weaknesses and to see where your team needs improvement. The Eagles got that test where they were able to stay with their opponent early, but the Mad Dogs stretched their legs outscoring Rocky Point by five goals over the last two quarters of play to win 11-2 in their second game of this early season.
Middle Country senior attack Jacob Hyman led the way in scoring with four assists and one goal. Senior midfielder Jason McKeever netted two goals and one assist as did teammate Kaleb Pullis, the junior midfielder. Defenseman RJ Smith stretched the net twice as did Erik Worsoe.
Rocky Point senior attackman Teddy Accardi and sophomore midfielder Matthew Sweeney both scored for the Eagles while senior Kyle Bonesteel dished up an assist.
Middle Country opens league play on the road against Lindenhurst March 22 at the Lindenhurst Middle School. Faceoff is 5 p.m.
The Rocky Point’s Eagles are set to take the field again March 21 where they host Elwood. Game time is 4:30 p.m.