NHIAA Boys' Lacrosse: Bedford proving Division I-worthy
The Division II Bulldogs improved to 3-0 while the Blue Hawks are still winless at 0-2 in Division I.
"They're a D1-caliber team," said Exeter coach Gerry Holly. "They can play with anyone."
Senior captain Dan Colella led the scoring for Bedford with four goals, while Sam Stanton had three assists. Brad Simas had two goals for Exeter."We brought the intensity, and I think they came out a little flat," said Bedford coach Matt Guerard. "We got the jump in the intensity, and that helped us from the start."
"We changed some things up in the second quarter and went into a new offense to generate more goals," Guerard said.
Exeter would outscore Bedford 4-2 in the second half but could not make up the deficit. "I though (Exeter goalie) Cole Finerty played well today," said Holly. "At one point he was our best defense."
Colella has 12 goals Bedford's three games and also leads the team in assists. "He's determined to put the ball in the back of the net no matter how it goes in," Guerard said.
Pinkerton 15, Portsmouth 2: At Portsmouth, Pinkerton's Maggie McCarthy scored five goals to help the Astros improve to 3-0 in Division I.