By Connor Beach
After suffering a 7-13 defeat against arch-rival Chaminade earlier this month, the St. Anthony’s varsity boys lacrosse team was looking to get back to winning ways Tuesday when they faced off against St. Ignatius.
St. Anthony’s, a perennial Catholic High School Athletic Association powerhouse, improved their record to 6-1 with this week’s 13-10 victory.
Junior faceoff man Jake Naso was dominant from the first whistle for the Friars. He won 21 of 25 faceoffs. His play helped keep the Friars on the offensive and limit St. Ignatius’s chance to build momentum.
Senior captain Jake Bonomi and junior Brennan O’Neil, both attackmen, led St. Anthony’s with four goals apiece.
Junior midfielders Aidan Danenza and Jack Walshe helped the Friars control the middle of the field and each scored a goal.
Senior attackman Philip Polo also notched a goal for St. Anthony’s.
Senior captain Greg Campisi, a long stick middie, provided leadership on both sides of the ball for the Friars. In addition to his defensive duties, Campisi scored a goal.
In the cage, junior goaltender Alex Pazienza made seven saves. Pazienza has made more than 50 saves in seven games this season for St. Anthony’s.
The Friars will try to stay undefeated before their second meeting of the season with Chaminade on May 15.
St. Anthony’s next game is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. at home against YorktownHigh School.