Ballantyne Scores 100th Career Goal and Hillers Defeat Medway 14-8

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Junior Jonathan Lee defends against Medway on Tuesday as the Hiller boys won 14-8. Photo By Ryan McLean

By Ryan McLean
The Hillers varsity boys lacrosse game on Tuesday, May 3rd was one for the history books, as they not only beat Medway 14-8, but senior attackman Will Ballantyne scored his 100th career goal for the team.

Ballantyne finished the game with a hat trick of three goals as well as two assists. Upon scoring his 100th goal, there was a overwhelming round of applause and a cheer of his name by his family and friends in the stands.  “I’m really proud, it is great to have the support of family and a friends as well as my team; we did a great job today,” stated Ballantyne when asked about his 100th goal.

The game was close at the end of the first half; the Hillers held onto a 6-5 lead after Medway scored with just one second left.

Coming out of the half, the Hillers scored 7 straight goals, 3 of which were scored by junior Phil Pichel.  Pichel scored 5 goals overall, senior Matt Manzella scored 3, senior Trevor Flaxman scored 2, and junior Jonathan Lee scored 1.

After the game, Assisstant Coach Paul Flaxman stated, “Medway came out fighting hard, but in the second half we really raised our level of energy and possessed the ball more effectively.”