Winnacunnet High School boys lacrosse beats St. Thomas Aquinas in Division II game

Winnacunnet's Caleb White, center, and teammate Jack Ellis, right, celebrate during a stop in play in Tuesday's Division II boys lacrosse game at St. Thomas Aquinas. Ben Chase, left, looks on.

DOVER – Standing on the sideline after a 14-3 boys lacrosse win over St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Winnacunnet senior attackman Jack Ellis described his team’s offense with a unique analogy. 

“A six-headed monster,” Ellis said. 

That ‘six-headed monster’ consists of Ellis, fellow seniors Cole Fisher, Ben Chase, Ben Merrick, junior Colin Kimball and sophomore Caleb White.

“That first starting six, it’s really all of them,” Winnacunnet head coach Pat Snow said about the Warriors’ start to the season. “There’s not one guy doing it more than any other. It seems like every game we have somebody that’s getting the points, but if you look at the book it’s been pretty balanced across the board.” 

White had a team-high four goals as Winnacunnet won for the sixth time in as many games, while Ellis, Fisher, and Chase all had three goals.

White came into this season with zero varsity experience and missed the first two games of this season with an injury. 

Sophomore Caleb White, left, is defended by St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore Caiden Caswell during Tuesday's Division II boys lacrosse game in Dover. White had four goals in Winnacunnet's 14-3 win.

“I missed the first two games, but I’m excited to be back with the boys,” White said. “A lot of (my goals) were just inside finishes; fast breaks, one of them was a great pass from Jack (Ellis), silky finish.”

Once White came into the lineup, the six offensive starters have combined for 45 goals in four games. 

“There’s definitely no liabilities,” Ellis said. “We’re all kind of just having fun and playing and when that happens you start to win games.”

Fisher, who recorded a hat trick in the first quarter for the second straight game, now has 10 goals in the last three games. 

Winnacunnet jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Senior Jack Ellis, maneuvers around a screen set by teammate Ben Merrick during Tuesday's Division II boys lacrosse game in Dover.

“We took care of business in the first half and came out with a lot of energy,” Snow said. “Playing with the lead, especially a few-goal lead is awesome; we’ve been trying to come out quick the last couple of games, it’s been part of the game-plan.” 

Winnacunnet is one of five remaining undefeated teams in Division II that has played at least five games.

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