.By ANTHONY LABOR The Essex Reporter
After lightning struck two minutes into the game between the Essex and BFA-St. Albans boys’ lacrosse teams, the game was delayed 30 minutes.
The Hornets came back from the delay to score nine unanswered goals on their way to an 11-5 win over the Bobwhites.
“With delays you never know what you are going to get,” said Essex coach Dean Corkum. “I thought the kids came out with great energy and did a great job.”
Sophomore Henry Adams sparked the Hornets’ offense with five goals in the game, including four of the team’s first six.
Adams scored all of his goals in the first half. Connor Fulton added two goals and Jack Donahue, Steven Morse, Brendan Leonard, Sean Vanzo and David Forbes each a goal in the win.
Essex finished the regular season with a 6-9. Corkum has been impressed with how the young team has battled against the top teams all year.
“Come playoff time you never know what can happen against any team on any given night,” he said. “We just want to go out and play the best we can no matter who we face.”
Essex finished the year as the No. 8 seed and hosted No. 9 Mount Mansfield in the playdown round on Wednesday. The winner of Wednesday’s game will travel to No. 1 CVU on Friday in the quarterfinals.