Published in the April 27, 2017 edition
By DAN NUNN
Pummel Peabody 15-4
NORTH READING — Sophomores Sean Fagen and Mike Sheridan had 4 goals and 1 assist each to help lead the Hornets to their 15-4 blowout victory over the Peabody Tanners boys’ lacrosse team on April 18.
Senior Jack Schille potted 3 goals and 2 assists and junior captain Kevin Murphy added 2 goals and 2 assists.
North Reading got rolling early. They scored six times and held the Tanners to just one goal in the first half to take a 6-1 lead at the break. NRHS opened the floodgates in the second half. The Hornets recorded nine goals to go on to the impressive victory.
Bombard Bedford 14-2
The Hornets recorded a third straight landslide victory with their 14-2 win over the Bedford Buccaneers on Thursday afternoon. Mike Sheridan and Sean Fagen continued their torrid start to the season. Sheridan scored 5 goals and Fagen tallied 4 goals and 3 assists.
The first quarter got off to a sleepy start. Fagen scored both goals and North Reading only led 2-0 after one. The second quarter was a completely different story as NRHS really got rolling. They pounded the Buccaneers with seven goals and only surrendered one. The Hornets held a commanding 9-1 halftime lead.
The scoring slowed down in the second half. North Reading scored five more times and held Bedford to one score and coasted to the easy victory.
Corral Cougars 12-7
Kevin Murphy, Mike Sheridan and Sean Fagen each notched a hat trick as the Hornets won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Austin Prep Cougars 12-7 on Saturday. Fagen continues to impress with 29 goals and 20 assists on the season.
It was tight and defensive first quarter. A combined three goals were scored and North Reading led 2-1 at the end of the quarter. NRHS shut out the Cougars in the second quarter and they led 5-1 at the half.
Both offenses erupted in the third. The Hornets scored five times and Austin tallied four goals to make it 10-5 by the end of three. The offensive outputs died down in the fourth. Each team potted two goals apiece to make the final score 12-7.