Boys Lacrosse: Barrington buries Evanston in second half
Updated: April 25, 2012 10:17PM
Engaged in a tight defensive game, both Barrington and Evanston used the halftime break of Wednesday night’s boys lacrosse game to stress the importance of scoring the second half’s first goal.
The Wildkits, who were trailing by one at the half, knew they needed to recapture the game’s momentum. Barrington, which scored the first goal of the half and defeated Evanston 4-2, reverted to a familiar motto.
“It was huge,” said Barrington goalie Scotty Forster. “Our whole motto is burn the boats. We don’t look back, and we got that goal after hearing that pump-up speech (during halftime). It just rallied us and pushed us through the game.”
Less than a minute after Barrington scored the second half’s opening goal, Forster blocked a great chance by Evanston’s Zack Nauert. The save — one of Forster’s 11 in the game — gave the Broncos (7-1) the momentum.
Mike Ciffone gave Barrington a 4-1 lead by scoring his second goal of the match just one minute, fifty seconds later.
“The third goal, that was huge for them. It was a momentum builder,” said Charlie Cunningham, who scored the game’s first goal for Evanston (2-6). “After halftime, when you’re down, that’s where you get the momentum to build back up; that’s where you get the speed to keep going. So by them punching us in the mouth right out of half, that really brought us down.”