BY GENE NARDI
The Wellington High School boys lacrosse team hosted Cardinal Newman High School on Friday, April 4 in a non-district game. The Wolverines dominated the Crusaders 15-2.
The big win added to the festivities as the team honored its seniors.
The Wolverines (8-7) wasted no time getting on the board. Just one minute into the contest, attacker Patrick Oporto drove in a goal to give Wellington the lead. Wellington galloped to an 8-goal lead before Cardinal Newman reached the back of the net, closing out the first half 8-1.
The Wolverine offense continued to light up the field, driving shots at the Crusader net. The Wellington defense was equally impressive, only conceding one goal in each half.
“We’re spreading it out more, and one person is not taking up the goals,” Wellington coach Joe Calby said. “Our middies and attackers are sharing the load, and they’re playing phenomenal defense. Coming out of spring break, our goal is to get ready for the playoffs.”
Wellington is in District 22 with Palm Beach Central, John I. Leonard, Park Vista and American Heritage high schools.
WHS attacker Jason D’Aoust led the Wolverines with 5 goals and 3 assists. Attacker Ryan Blum had 2 goals and 2 assists for the Wolverines. Patrick Oporto, Allen Moye, Chris Sullivan and Michael Costello combined for 8 Wellington goals.
With district competition complete, Wellington had three non-district games this week against Martin County, West Boca and William T. Dwyer high schools to finish out the regular season, but results were not available by press time.
ABOVE: Wellington attacker Jason D’Aoust scores a goal for the Wolverines.