Monday, April 14, 2008

News from the Lacrosse Field

MORRIS TWP. -- Technically it isn't a sign of the apocalypse but a Morristown boys lacrosse winning streak has been about as common as a dodo bird sighting. They almost never happen, especially in the last few years. Now the Colonials are on a roll. The last time Morristown (2-2) won back-to-back games was in 2001. The Colonials registered back-to-back wins against Hanover Regional and Ridge in early May of that year and eventually finished 7-11 that season. Since then they haven't won more than three games in a year.

The Colonials' two victories equaled their win total for all of last season (2-17). It is the second year of coach Jeff Bigas' efforts to revitalize the program. His teachings seem to be taking hold. One huge addition has been the transfer of Ryan Reuther from Seton Hall Prep. His knack of winning faceoffs has given the Colonials offense more possessions and the defense more chances to rest.

"He's the surprise," Bigas said. "He was a talented hockey player. He has those quick hands and he's a tough scrapper. ... He might be the catalyst of our team right now just by getting us the ball."


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