Fairfield Ludlowe boys lacrosse wins one of three in tough week
The Fairfield Ludlowe boys lacrosse team's tough stretch of games proved to at least be somewhat productive.
The Falcons took on three of the best teams in the state in New Canaan, Conard and Brien McMahon and managed to beat Conard for the first time in school history. However, Ludlowe lost to New Canaan on Tuesday and McMahon on Friday night 9-7 in Norwalk.
"This was going to be a tough week for us from the get-go," Ludlowe Head Coach Chris Parisi said. "We had never beaten Conard before. We've only beaten McMahon once in program history."
Ludlowe fell to 6-2 with the loss to the Senators. Despite the loss, Ludlowe is just two wins away from clinching a trip to the state playoffs already.
The Falcons got four goals from attack Connor Charles in the loss. Charles scored the Falcons first two goals of the game and put Ludlowe ahead 2-1 after a period.
However the Senators scored the next three goals in the second quarter to go ahead 4-2 at halftime. Charles added two more goals in the third, but McMahon scored three and held a 7-4 lead after three quarters of play.
"They got ahead and stayed ahead," Parisi said. "Their `D' poles played real well and sometimes we tried to do too much."
McMahon scored a pair of backbreaking goals just 1:33 apart in the fourth that game the Senators a commanding 9-6 lead with just 4:25 left in the game.
"The run from seven to nine hurt," Parisi said. "We were closing things, and they made some great shots at the end on transition goals."
Parisi was fully aware of how good McMahon is, despite the Senators' 2-5 record. Both of McMahon's wins have come against Fairfield's public schools.
"They're a great program.," Parisi said. "Even though they started off slow, they're still McMahon."
Ludlowe played against Darien last night in a game too late for press time. The Falcons will play again on Thursday against Mamaroneck (N.Y.) and then host Ridgefield on Saturday.