Wilmington got off to a fast start and held off Newark Saturday for a 6-3 win in lacrosse action at Alumni Field.
Conner Mitchell scored three goals in the first quarter for the Hurricane as WHS grabbed a 4-1 lead. Craig Schiff started the scoring with a goal 30 seconds in to the match, coach Adam Shultz said.
Jake Frazier tallied his first goal of the season in the third period to give Wilmington a 5-2 advantage. Derek Huffman, WHS freshman, scored the final goal.
Mitchell won 11 of 12 faceoffs for the Hurricane (3-2 on the season).
“When you control the face-off position like that, you’re basically playing make it-take it lacrosse,” Shultz said.
Frazier and Bricen Cook had assists for the Hurricane.
Conner Barton was in goal, leading the defense with big saves and jump-starting a much-improved transition game, Shultz said.
“We have to play defense under control and become more efficient on offense,” the WHS coach added.