WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Rangers boys varsity lacrosse team started out shaky as they hosted Groton Dunstable on Monday, but came back strong and stayed strong, winning the game 11-7.
Groton Dunstable scored the only goal in the first quarter, and twice more in the second. Westborough, who seemed to have problems with passing, answered with two of their own.
"They came out flat. Miscommunications. The basics--dropping passes, not having good form on the shots, missing the cage," said Rangers Coach Matt Nofsinger. "They kind of knew that they were flat and weren't themselves."
The Rangers seemed like a different team, though, in the third quarter, playing tighter and more aggressive. Westborough scored five more times in the third, with Groton Dunstable only the ball into the goal twice.
"That's the team that I know from working with these guys all season," Nofsinger said. "To score five times in a quarter tells you the team's playing together, playing sharp, making good decisions."
Refusing to go quietly into the night, Groton kept up the pressure in the fourth, but never managed to the momentum they had in the first quarter.
Westborough's record so far this season is 10-7-0. The Rangers play at Algonquin on Wednesday.