Patriots boys lacrosse edge Sachem East in home opener

Patriots boys lacrosse edge Sachem East in home opener

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By Bill Landon

The Ward Melville boys varsity lacrosse team hosted Sachem East March 22.

Neither team trailed by more than one goal in the Patriots’ league opener as Sachem East traded goals with Ward Melville from the opening faceoff. With the game tied at 5-5, with just under five minutes left in regulation, Rocco Barbero buried his shot for the goal in what turned out to be the game winner as the Patriots edged Sachem East, 6-5.

It was Barbero’s second goal in the game where teammates Dylan Pallonetti, Steven Germain, Brandon Aviles and Robert Kratochvil each scored one goal apiece. Junior goalkeeper Collin Krieg had a busy day at net grabbing 12 saves in the day.