Make that 54 straight for Bedford boys' lacross team
Tyler Sullivan scored five goals and goaltender Matt Howe made eight saves, leading Bedford’s boys’ lacrosse team to a 12-6 win over Bow Monday, the Bulldogs’ 54th straight win.
The team’s leading scorer and captain, Dan Colella, had two goals and two assists for the Bulldogs. Dakota Clark had two goals and an assist. Bow was led by Matt Sanford, who scored four goals.
The game was played fairly evenly except for a four-goal outburst within one minute of the first quarter. “We wanted to take advantage of every opportunity,” said Guerard. “That first-quarter burst gave us the momentum and we didn’t relinquish the lead from there.”
It was 7-4 Bedford at the half. Every time Bow scored, the Bulldogs would get two back. “We wanted to get those transition goals, the ‘dirty’ goals,” said Guerard.
The domination of the Bedford offense this year has overshadowed the solid play of Howe. He’s a big reason why the Bulldogs only allow an average of four goals per game. “He makes the saves he has to make, said Guerard.It’s all about focus, according to Howe. “You have to keep your eye on the ball. You have to be on your toes the whole time.
Guerard remembered how tough Bow played his team in the Division II tournament last season. “Last year in the semifinals (Bow) controlled the ball and it was tight the whole way and we didn’t want that to happen this time,” said Guerard.