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MILLTOWN — The Salesianum lacrosse team found itself in trouble Saturday night at St. Mark’s, falling behind early, 3-0, but the Sals scored 12 of the final 13 goals for a 12-4 win over their archrival.
St. Mark’s started strong with a goal in the first minute. Junior Rhett Schweizer found the top corner of the net on a blast for the first score. That would be the only score in the opening quarter. The Spartans added two quick goals in the second, one in the first minute by senior James Magnani, the other by junior James Hamory.
St. Mark’s was playing well and had a chance to add to its lead with a two-man advantage for a full minute, but they could not convert. Salesianum made them pay a minute later as senior Bailey Martin got the team on the board. The Sals added two quick goals to tie, and it was 3-3 at the half.
Martin struck again with back-to-back scores in the third, and sophomore Luke Bianchino notched his first to make the lead 6-3 Sallies after three. Two goals in the first minute of the fourth extended that to 8-3, but the closest St. Mark’s got to Salesianum after that was 8-4.
With the win, Salesianum improved to 2-1. The Sals travel Wesley College in Dover on Tuesday to take on Easton (Md.) High School at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s is now 2-4 and returns to the field Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at Wilmington Charter.