Milford lacrosse falls to Derryfield

MILFORD – The Derryfield School boys lacrosse team scored six goals in the second quarter Tuesday to break open its game against Milford on the way to a 19-1 win.

But despite the high-scoring finish for the Cougars, it could have been more. Spartans goalie Adam Audet finished the game with 13 saves in three quarters of play, when both teams put in the second string for the final quarter.

Audet made several big stops in that second quarter, and forced a couple of turnovers, but Milford (1-3) struggled to hang on to the ball after those defensive stops, giving Derryfield (5-0) multiple chances.

“He’s been a solid goalie since he was a freshman,” Milford coach Rick Urda said of Audet. “He works very hard during the offseason and in season and you can tell. He’s got so much experience now, there’s no panic in him any more. He’s confident in his ability to communicate, make the save and start the fastbreak.”

Max Urda had the lone Milford goal, which came with 8:57 left in the first quarter and tied the game 1-1. But the Spartans’ struggles in the second quarter doomed Milford.

“It’s a combination of youth and our kids need to have ownership a little more of picking up groundballs,” Rick Urda said. “You could tell in that second quarter … I don’t know if we had the ball in the offensive zone, let alone over the middle of the field. A lot of that is picking up groundballs.”

Milford returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Hollis Brookline.