Upper Cape Tech boys’ lacrosse senior Josh Winiarski had the ball and made a dash toward the Tri-County goal on Wednesday, May 15. All afternoon the Cougars stymied the potent goal-scorer’s penchant for finding the back of the net, building a wall of defenders in front of the net that Winiarski would have to break through if he hoped to reach the 200-goal milestone.
He had scored two first-quarter goals, to give him 199 for his career, with relative ease, firing outside shots from his comfortable post just a shade right of the goal. But if he hoped to reach the milestone, he’d have to take on some contact and get in close on the Cougars’ goal.
So in the fourth quarter of an eventual 15-7 home loss, Winiarski dashed toward the goal, bouncing off a barrage of Tri-County defenders. He was denied twice before spinning to his left and letting a shot fly from just over his left shoulder to capture the memorable goal in an otherwise forgettable game for the Rams.
Winiarski scored three goals and became the program’s first 200-goal scorer in the process. He was also the fastest Rams player to reach 100 career goals as a junior last year.
The Rams lost on the team’s Senior Day and are out of the running for the Division 3 South Sectional playoffs after losing six of their last seven games
Chris Hanly, Kade Schofield, Will Hanly and Jack Driscoll scored the other goals for UCT while Cam Lumsden notched an assist in the loss.
Southeastern 15, UCT 6
Winiarski scored four goals while Cam Lumsden and Chris Hanly each netted a goal as the Rams fell to the Hawks in South Easton on Monday, May 13.
UCT (5-11, 4-9 MAC) hosts Bishop Connolly today on Friday, May 17 at 3:30 PM in a Mayflower Athletic Conference meeting. The Rams captured a 16-0 road win against the Wildcats on April 16.