Matt Carleton (#11, at right) of the CCHS boys lacrosse team shoots and Aiden Umina defends as the Patriots take on Newton North. Photo by Jon Straggas

After Senior Night festivities, CCHS boys lacrosse defeats Newton North

May 19, 2024

By Chad Reynolds — Lacrosse Contributor

The Concord-Carlisle boys lacrosse team celebrated Senior Night with a pre-game ceremony recognizing graduating team members and their families. After the ceremony, the Patriots took the field against Newton North with a starting lineup that included all seniors. 

CCHS boys lacrosse seniors (l-r): Harry Lefebvre (C), Kal Lonergan (C), Keanen Door, Griffin Niemann, Ryan Fivek (C), Jed Cain (C), Derek Labadini (C), Ryan DeMayo, Addison McIntyre, Seamus Rudolph, and Josh Manning. Captains are indicated by a (C) notation.
Photo by Jon Straggas

As the game progressed, Hayes Gardiner showed that the defense came to play with a great clear following a strong defensive stand. Senior Ryan Fivek had several good drives from behind the goal that did not connect — but were a sign of things to come.

The CC offense looked crisp early, confidently moving the ball through their offensive set. 

Freshman Alex Fivek got the scoring started with a bounce shot goal off a feed from Eric Palmer. Chris Bono continued to show great potential, winning his first faceoff after the goal.

Eric Palmer scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Ryan Fivek, who then added another tally, putting the Patriots up 3-0.

Eric Palmer of the Patriots in a showdown with Tigers goalie Hayden Willen. Photo by Jon Straggas

At the start of the second quarter, Newton North scored its first goal, but goalie Kal Lonergan made a great save on the next opportunity to keep the score at 3-1.

Senior Griffin Niemann had a thrilling takeaway check along the sideline that fired up the Patriots bench. 

Freddy Torcasio of Newton North, left, tries to get past CC’s Ryan DeMayo. Photo by Jon Straggas

Mathew Carleton next made a great feed to Fivek, who buried the shot with a little over two minutes to play in the first half.

Ryan Fivek secured the hat trick with a sweeping shot from the top. With Chris Bono continuing to win faceoffs and long stick middie Sam Griswold making takeaway checks, the boys went into halftime up 5-1, firing on all cylinders.

CC’s John Anderson takes on Tigers goalie Hayden Willen. Photo by Jon Straggas

The team effort kept up in the second half, with great ball movement by the offense and Kal Lonergan making saves that kept the visitors from getting back into the game.

Third-quarter goals came from Matthew Carleton and Addison McIntyre. 

Newton North’s Logan Long (#2) takes a shot with CC’s Stoddard Healy (#23) and Jed Cain (#6) defending and goalie Kal Lonergan (#16) with his eye on the ball. Photo by Jon Straggas

With five seconds left in the quarter, Derek Labadini threw a half-field pass to first-year Cam Sones, who deftly handled it and dunked the ball into the back of the net, making the score 8-1.

Scoring was quiet in the fourth quarter, but CC was able to rotate several players. Goalie Henry Morgan showed his stuff with a late-quarter one-on-one save. The Tigers added a goal for a final score of 8-2. 

With the win, the Patriots move to 9-6 on the season with a busy week ahead.


Harry Lefebvre, Coach Tom Dalicandro, and Kal Lonergan. Photo by Jon Straggas