Charlie Estill had four goals and two assists, and Jaedon Henderson tallied eight points to lead the Ithaca High boys’ lacrosse team to a 19-2 rout of Union-Endicott in Section 4 play Wednesday at Ty Cobb Stadium.
Emile Sassone-Lawless chipped in four goals and Doug Biondi had three for Ithaca (2-0), the state Class A runner-up the last two seasons. Henderson added two goals while dishing out six assists as Ithaca scored six goals in each of the first three quarters while holding the Tigers scoreless in the second half.
In spite of the convincing victory, Little Red head coach Frank Welch saw plenty of things to work on.
“The positives were that everyone played and gained experience,” he said. “We jumped out to an early lead and just started subbing. But overall, it wasn’t very pretty. There wasn’t a lot of emotion and we didn’t shoot very well.”
Eric Lengenhaust and Peter Ciacelli scored first-half goals for the Tigers, who were outshot, 56-5. Ithaca also dominated in ground balls (49-5) and faceoffs (18-7).
Other offensive contributors for Ithaca included Eli Lasda (2 goals, assist), Carson Case (2 goals), and Orazio Ciaschi and Zach Johnson (goal, assist apiece). Eh Tha Dah and Matt Fricke (1 save) split time in the Ithaca goal.
Ithaca hosts Loyola Academy of Chicago in a scrimmage at 4 p.m. today, then returns to Section 4 play on Friday when it travels to Horseheads for a 7 p.m. faceoff.
Track and field
* Spring Break Invite: The Ithaca High boys finished second and the girls fourth at the first outdoor meet of the season, held Tuesday at Binghamton High.
Elmira’s boys and girls both won team titles, both with 74 points. Ithaca was a close second on the boys’ side with 73 points, followed by Union-Endicott (56), Vestal (51) and Susquehanna Valley (43). Lansing took seventh with 27 points.
On the girls’ side, U-E (58), Vestal (52), Ithaca (48) and Owego (39) rounded out the top five. Lansing was 14th (6 points) in the 15-team competition.
For the boys, Ithaca’s Mande Semon won the 100 meters (11.45 seconds) and the triple jump (41 feet, 51/2 inches) and took second in the long jump (19-6) behind teammate Jordan Hackworth (20-0). The Little Red’s Dan Dracup won the 800 meters (2 minutes, 5.56 seconds); Lansing’s Max Jordan won the pole vault (12-6) and teammate Kevin Price finished took third in the 1,600 (4:47.91).
Top Ithaca finishers for the girls included Sylvie Studier (won pole vault, 8-0), Lauren Trumble (second in 800, 2:33.23) and Cesi Cadmus (third in pole vault, 7-0).