After winning the Division 2 state championship four years in a row, the EGHS Boys LAX team is now playing in D1. The transition got off to a tough start during Thursday night’s season opener against Barrington. At the half, the Eagles were up 7-0 over the home team Avengers.
The Eagles went on to win 8-3, but EG settled down in the second half, scoring 3 goals to Barrington’s 1.
For the Avengers, Joe Madden, Cameron Cianciolo and Brendan Jordan all scored goals. Jordan and Pat Norton earned assists. Goalie Mitchell Gemma had 8 saves.
For the Eagles, Jake Slye and Mike Curry scored 2 goals apiece. The other goals were scored by Andrew Blau, Mac Curry, Nick Graham and Jake Bonney.
EG’s next game is Tuesday at Bishop Henrikson at 6 p.m.