action:article | category:SPORTS21 | adString:SPORTS21 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » High School Sports

April 16. 2014 9:44PM

Bedford boys' lacrosse streak reaches 41 wins

BEDFORD — Bedford High's boys' lacrosse team began its final season at Division II with a dominating 14-4 win over Merrimack on Wednesday.

The two-time defending champion Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 41-games. Merrimack fell to 1-1.

"We started out the game really hot," said Bedford coach Matt Guerard. "We let it slide a little toward the end but overall we're very happy with the start of the season."

"We just came out flat. That's not how we normally play," said Merrimack coach Brian Miller.

Senior captain Dan Colella led the Bedford offense with five goals and three assists. Dakota Clark had three goals. Pierre Watt, Connor Cyr, Matt Brewster and John Tiano scored for Merrimack.

"He plays hard every single game," said Guerard of Colella. "When he scores that many goals you can see the result of that work."

"Fundamentally he's a sound player," said Miller. "If you don't pay attention to him he's gonna make you pay."

Colella said he and his teammates are driven to win. "The seniors know it's their last year so they want to strive for greatness," said Colella. "I'm going to leave it all on the field every game."

Tomahawk goalkeeper Robby Todd must have felt like he was in a shooting gallery as Bedford peppered him with 36 shots. Bedford goalie Matt Howe faced 18 Merrimack shots.

The Bulldogs led 6-0 after one quarter and 11-0 at the half. Just over two minutes into the third quarter the game went to running time when Bedford took a 12-goal lead.

The Tomahawks finally scored with 1:28 remaining in the third period when Pierre Watt beat Howe on a breakaway off a Bulldog turnover.

Merrimack added three more goals in the fourth once Guerard started playing his reserves.

Does the winning streak put any pressure on the Bedford players? "We are aware of it. We worked hard for it," said Colella. "If we lose a game, that's OK. We're still a good team, but we want to win."


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

New OT rule in AHL generating buzz

Slam thunk! Sarah Silverman nearly hit by basketball at Knicks game... but luckily John McEnroe is there to shield her

Spurs' Matt Bonner will wear new Adidas Crazy 8 shoes for Christmas game

Jason Saltmarsh: Runners should never have to pay for their race photos

Ex-official pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from Pembroke football nonprofit

Former New Hampshire goalie DeSmith tells his side of arrest, dismissal from team

NH hockey team moving to Maine could be worth at least $1 million in economic activity say city officials

New owners of Claremont plan to put speedway back on track

Speedway in Claremont bought for nearly $519,000

Lebanon marathoner qualifies for US Olympic Trials

Matt Bonner talks about the end of the run, making the simple play, and playing until he's 40

Ex-UNH goalie agrees to diversion,receive counseling, avoids jail

Wildcats will face Chattanooga in prime time

New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies teaches supporters how to believe

Helmetless Football? Its the new practice at UNH

CASEY DeSMITH

DeSmith officially dismissed from New Hampshire team, but can return to class as of Dec. 20

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15), of Concord, N.H., shoots the ball against Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) during the second half at TD Garden.

Rapper Lil B gives shoutout to…Matt Bonner?

Manchester Central's Tyler Stratton watches his shot get by Spaulding High School (Rochester) goalie Derek Scott during a shootout at the 2012 Bauer Christmas Hockey Classic hosted at JFK Coliseum in Manchester.

VFW downsizing threatens Spaulding hockey due to loss of venue for Bingo fundraisers

Eagles notes: Kelly committed to current job

5 face riot charges in beating incident at football game

Ayotte rips top sports league commissioners for snubbing hearing on domestic violence

Manchester Monarchs sign Josh Gratton to AHL contract

Can football without helmets lead to fewer concussions?

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!