Hard-working Green Wave welcomes playoff challenge
It's likely no foe in the state would be pleased to see the New Milford High boys' lacrosse as its opponent come tournament time.
Coach Greg LaCava's Green Wave had built an 11-3 record by early this week, and that doesn't tell the whole story.
The three NMHS defeats were by a cumulative four goals, and through Monday's 17-3 rout of Tolland the Green Wave had outscored its rivals by a 185-110 count this spring.
"We are hoping to finish with two strong wins and go 13-3," LaCava said as his team prepped to play Danbury Thursday at home and Rockville Monday on the road.
"We hope to finish in the top three for the South-West Conference regular season and top 10 in the state," said the NMHS bench boss.
A squad replete with experienced senior talent and blessed with plenty of underclass skill, the Green Wave has made strides throughout the campaign.
"The group continues to work hard and be determined," said LaCava. "We try to make every day matter and continue to improve. I am very pleased with our progress to date but always looking for improvement."
If the Green Wave does continue to upgrade its performance, the NMHS lax crew will be a tough out for any SWC or state tournament foe.
"We are very excited for the playoffs," LaCava said.
"We may possibly host some playoff games. I am very excited at keeping it going in a forward direction."
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