Ho hum, the Fairfield Prep boys lacrosse advanced to the SCC semifinals.

The Jesuits had 11 different players score goals, as Prep potted 15 unanswered scores as the No. 1 Jesuits beat eight-seeded Shelton 16-1 on Monday at Alumni Field.

The Jesuits advance to tonight's SCC semifinals against No. 4 Hand at 6 p.m. at Branford. If Prep wins, it'll advance to the SCC Finals for the sixth consecutive year.

"We did some good things today," Prep coach Chris Smalkais said. "We're looking forward to playing on Wednesday."

But things have not gone smoothly for Prep, especially of late. The Jesuits were dominated by St. Anthony's (N.Y.) last week.

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"We've had a tough stretch here...and have tried to weather the storm here," Smalkais said. "We played very poorly last Wednesday."

Prep was, however, even with the Gaels after four minutes of play. The Jesuits and Gaels split goals, with Prep's Harry Cotter and Shelton Connor O'Brian each potting goals for their respective squads.

The Jesuits then scored the final 15 goals of the game. Cotter added two other tallies, with Tim Edmonds scoring twice and adding two helpers and Kevin Brown recording a pair of scores and three assists as well.

"We have a lot of creative lacrosse players," Smalkais said. "We just need to be more fundamentally sound."

Prep unleashed a barrage at the end of the first quarter, scoring five times in the final four minutes to take a 7-1 lead into the second.

Prep scored seven more times in the second quarter, carrying a 14-1 into the half. Jack Arrix scored twice in the last 30 seconds of the half to carry a 14-1 advantage into the second.

The Jesuits are looking forward to the postseason, and have high expectations, as they always do. Beating Shelton on Monday was just the beginning.

"Fairfield Prep lacrosse looks forward to playing six more lacrosse games," Smalkais said. "We'll be unsatisfied if we don't get to play in six."