Archmere got off to a slow start in its boys lacrosse game April 11 at Conrad. But the Auks sped up the pace in the second quarter, putting the Redskins away en route to a 17-0 Diamond State Athletic Conference victory.
Up by a pair of goals at the end of a quarter, the Auks asserted their dominance in the second. Mitchell Moyer scored his second goal of the game just 14 seconds into the second, taking a Ben Revak shot that clanged off the post and putting it past Conrad goalie Christian DeAngelo.
That opened the floodgates for Archmere, ranked second in the state by The News Journal and DelawareSportsZone.com. A minute and six seconds after Moyer’s goal, Robert Baxter converted on the man advantage, beating the goalie to his right from 15 yards out. It took just 13 seconds for Revak to score again, taking a long pass from the Archmere backfield, driving up the middle and firing the ball in. That gave the Auks a 5-0 lead.
Baxter found the net for a second time at the 9:49 mark, and Revak earned a first-half hat trick with another power-play goal, this one with 9:03 left in the half.
Conrad managed just two shots in the first half, one of which came on a Redskins man advantage with four minutes remaining. Jack Kidwell sent a shot toward Auks goalie Jake Mottola, but the save was made.
Moyer became the second Auk to tally a hat trick before halftime, scoring his team’s ninth goal with 2:36 to go. The Auks, as they did all afternoon, worked the ball around the Redskins’ perimeter until they found a crack in the defense. Moyer beat DeAngelo high and to the right.
Archmere had 19 shots at halftime to Conrad’s two.
The assault continued after intermission. Baxter, Moyer and Revak all scored within a 25-second span. With the Auks up by 15 at the end of three quarters, Archmere coach Peter Duncan emptied his bench in the fourth, bringing in an entirely new lineup. Sophomore Connor Smeader followed Mottola in net, and he faced several Redskins shots in the latter half of the fourth, with each save drawing loud cheers from the starters on the sidelines. Perhaps his best save came with just over three minutes left, when he stoned Conrad’s Zachery Daniels on a point-blank shot from 10 feet.
Moyer and Revak each scored five goals for the Auks, while Baxter had three. Xavier Glavin had a goal and four assists for Archmere, which had 47 shots. The Auks improved to 4-1 and are back in action Wednesday at 3:45 when they welcome Newark Charter to Claymont.
Conrad managed six shots. The Redskins (1-3) remain home for their next game, which is Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against Hodgson.