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June 19, 2014

Astros fall in boys lax final

BEDFORD — Pinkerton senior Jake Lisauskas will play lacrosse at UMass Amherst next year with Bishop Guertin senior Dom St. Laurent.

But the two certainly were not teammates last week.

“We played a lot in the summer (for the New Hampshire Tomahawks) so we’re pretty close,” Lisauskas said. “I text him occasionally, but definitely not before this one.”

The Division 1 title game last week at Bedford High was the “this one” Lisauskas is referencing.

Lisauskas and second-seeded Pinkerton gave their best effort, but it was St. Laurent and top-seeded Bishop Guertin prevailing yet again.

BG won 10-6 to claim its fifth straight state title. The Cardinals now have beaten the Astros in the tournament four straight years.

“Their middies, especially Dom, they always have that great offense, that ball movement and the stick skills are just unreal out of them,” Lisauskas said. “With Dom, our game-plan for him, is just lock him off. No matter who’s on him, he’s going to beat him. So our idea is just take him out of the plays. He’s that good of a player.”

St. Laurent scored a goal and added an assist while BG teammate Connor Donahue, a Denver recruit, scored three goals.

“Our game plan initially was just try to hold the ball,” Lisauskas said. “We didn’t want their offense to touch it. They’re too lights out. ... They ended up possessing for more of the game. I felt like we maybe touched it less than 10 times. I felt our offense was pretty good.”

Lisauskas scored his 40th goal and recorded his 30th assist of the year.

Pinkerton goalie Cam Hayward kept Pinkerton in the game with 16 saves.

St. Laurent said he is looking forward to joining up with Lisauskas next year.

The two didn’t play together last summer because Lisauskas was sidelined with an ACL tear, which happened last spring. But the had played together for the Tomahawks in previous summers.

“He and I both have pretty good chemistry from the few times I’ve run on the same line with him,” St. Laurent said. “He’s a very explosive player. ... I was impressed with what I saw out here.”

Sweeney, Brett Dattilo, Sean Delea, Todd Billetter and James Tulley all scored goals for the Astros along with Lisauskas.

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