Coming into the season a big question mark for the York Suburban boys' lacrosse team was its defense.
The Trojans are still learning about their new back end, but so far in the early season, the results have been pretty good. On a blustery Thursday night, York Suburban recorded a 17-6 win over New Oxford.
"The defense has flashes where they are executing really well, but they are still young," Trojans head coach Luke Beam said. "There are times where we make mental instead of physical mistakes, but they are improving."
Suburban (5-3, 3-1 Division I) rode a hot start by its offense and the defense followed suit by rolling to a 11-3 lead at halftime.
"We knew the goalie play would be a positive (this season)," Beam said. "We knew Blake would be able to step in and do a good job."
Blake Wallace finished with 10 saves for the Trojans on Thursday.
With the season still in its infancy, Suburban is using these early contests to ready itself for a tough second half of the season.
"We have a lot to improve upon. The rest of the schedule doesn't get any easier and we have a lot of tough matchups. We will learn a lot more about ourselves in the second half of the season," Beam said.
On Thursday, the Trojans jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. One of the Trojans strengths on offense is being able to spread the ball around to many scoring options.
"If you have a good matchup you have to take advantage of it, but you still need to know how to run system stuff," Beam said.
Collin Mailman scored six goals and had two assists for Suburban. Mike Sipes tallied five goals and Riley Purcell scored four goals.
For New Oxford (2-3, 1-3) John Wilson, Alex Clabaugh, Matt Boteler, Evan Guth, Matt Miller and Adam Frazier each scored a goal.
Jorge Medina finished with seven saves for the Colonials.