Aidan Burkhard and Nick Williams scored two goals apiece as the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School boys lacrosse team opened the season with a 6-4 victory over visiting Wallkill on Monday.
The Presidents held a 4-1 halftime advantage.
“I liked the way we played a full 48 minutes. After halftime, they outscored us, but we never got down, kept our heads up and played hard,” Roosevelt coach Dan Hushion said.
“Wallkill always has a good group of players who never stop playing. In the fourth quarter, we had some long defensive stands and I’m proud of the way my guys played (defensively).”
Kevin Wise and Mike Lesoine had a goal apiece for Roosevelt. Jack Coppola assisted on two goals and Lesoine finished with eight ground balls. Matt Medina made eight saves in goal.
Kiernan Miller netted a hat trick and Nick Curci had a goal for Wallkill.
Roosevelt hosts Rhinebeck at 4:30 p.m. today.
“I told the guys to get some rest and Rhinebeck is going to be tough,” Hushion said. “They are a greatly improved team and will be ready for us.
“We’re looking to play a full 48 minutes and we’ll see what we’ll do.”