On a clear, crisp spring day the St. Paul’s lacrosse team spotted Avon Old Farms (CT) a 2-0 lead and then went on a nine goal run to throttle the visitors from the Founders League in New England, 14-5.

The Crusaders woke up from a flat start in a big way to run the Winged Beavers off Tullai Field. Once again the secret to the St.Paul’s success was a balanced offense, outstanding team defense, strong goal-tending, and solid face-off play.

The unselfish Crusader offense spread the wealth, as nine different players entered the scoring column. Spencer Parks and Taylor Michel each fired in three scores, while Jay Carlson added two tallies of his own. Robby Maddux, Dan Gutberlet, Ben Brehne, Connor Galvin, Charlie Polovoy and Wyatt Land each contributed single scores for the Crusies. Carlson, Maddux, Land, Michel, Connor Curro, and Will Ridgely each added assists.

Ben Brehne won 12-of-18 face-offs and goalie Gunnar Waldt recorded 10 saves on the day for St. Paul’s, now 4-1 in out-of-conference play. The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday against DC power Georgetown Prep, on Tullai Field at 4:00 p.m.