Boys lacrosse: Highland tops New Paltz

Boys lacrosse: Highland tops New Paltz

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Boys lacrosse: Highland tops New Paltz

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Highland High School’s boys lacrosse team is playing well and Tuesday was no different.

Chris Schlappich had three goals and eight assists to help lead the Huskies to a 12-5 win over host New Paltz.

Thomas Hollway added four goals and Dylan Cuvelier added three for the Huskies, who improved to 4-2.

“We did what we had to do against their zone,” Highland coach Tom Schlappich said. “The boys stepped up when they needed it. New Paltz is much improved.”

Kyle Merget and Paul Rhodes also scored for Highland. Domenic Bellacicco made 21 saves.

For New Paltz, Phil Dorman had two goals. Avery Sells added a goal and two assists. Noam Schwartz had a goal and an assist. Devin Brandt also scored. Tommy Mihalics made 16 saves for the Huguenots (1-1).

“(Highland) is definitely playing well,” New Paltz coach Ron Constable said. “They are a tuned-up team, they’re playing well and they took advantage of every mistake we made. They are a good sportsmen and good athletes. They are a great team.”

Constable said his team is still getting acclimated to the new season.

“It’s our second game and we still have some rust to shake off,” Constable said. “We need to get better with some of the fundamental plays.”

New Paltz visits Red Hook at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Highland hosts Wallkill at 4:30 Thursday.

Phil Strum: pstrum@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4847, Twitter: @PJStrum

Highland High School’s Dylan Cuvelier takes the ball towards the goal in a game against New Paltz in New Paltz on Tuesday.

Highland High School’s Dylan Cuvelier takes the ball towards the goal in a game against New Paltz in New Paltz on Tuesday.

New Paltz's Avery Sells, top, passes the ball to a teammate while Highland's Jason Chlus, bottom, defends.

New Paltz’s Avery Sells, top, passes the ball to a teammate while Highland’s Jason Chlus, bottom, defends.

New Paltz's Philip Dorman, right, maneuvers away from Highland's Jake Marro, left.

New Paltz’s Philip Dorman, right, maneuvers away from Highland’s Jake Marro, left.

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