BY GENE NARDI
The Palm Beach Central High School boys lacrosse squad defeated Cardinal Newman 17-6 on Friday, Feb. 22 in Wellington.
The Broncos dominated the Crusaders from start to finish. Their menacing offensive attack continuously pressured the Crusader defense. That, combined with the clattering hits the Bronco defense used to keep the Newman offense off balance, proved to be the perfect recipe for victory.
The Broncos jumped out to an early lead in the first period by racking up five goals. The Crusaders did not get on the board until the second period, and scratched out two goals before the half to close the gap 7-2. The Broncos were not done scoring and managed to tally another 10 goals in the second half. Newman attempted to rally by putting in five of their own, but it was not enough to patch up the damage done by the constant Palm Beach Central attack. The end result was a 17-6 rout for the Broncos.
Eight different players put the ball into the net for the Palm Beach Central squad, helping the Broncos earn their second win of the season.
Palm Beach Central’s duo Sammy Peede and Nick Griffin combined for nine of the 17 goals scored and three assists. Palm Beach Central senior Nick Ferro scored two goals in the contest. Team Captain A.J. Blouin, Danny Riccobono, Andrew Brown, Shawn LeMay and Alex Hood each had a goal. The Broncos remain unbeaten at (2-0).
Palm Beach Central traveled down to Miami Tuesday night to play Columbus. The Broncos next travel to John I. Leonard on Friday for a 6:30 p.m. game.
Above: Bronco Nick Griffin tries to get around the Newman defender.