HARVARD - Bromfield continued its winning ways on Monday afternoon as it hosted Tahanto. The Trojans were led by their senior captain, Ben L'Ecuyer, who had three goals in the team's 7-1 rout of the Stags. Head coach Tom Hill's Trojans at the time of publication are 6-0 on the season. The Trojans were ahead 6-0 at halftime, which allowed Hill to play a lot of his reserves in the final 40 minutes.
"If he was a greedy person, he could easily have 50 goals this season," Hill said about L'Ecuyer. "Once he had the three goals, he was just trying to set people up. Ezra does the same thing."
Bromfield scored its first goal in the sixth minute. L'Ecuyer settled a well-time through ball from Ezra Krause and beat the Tahanto keeper with ease. Four minutes later, Krause (four assists) blasted a shot off the top right of the cross bar.
Ross Cullinane-Brown crashed the net hard and blasted the ball inside the right post to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead. Back-to-back goals by L'Ecuyer in the 11th and 18th minute extended the Trojans' advantage to 4-0. Both of L'Ecuyer's goals were majestic chip shots of great difficulty.
Freshman Collin Grant volleyed a stunning cross from classmate Adam Lorenz-Kruk in the 31st minute to push the Trojans' lead to 5-0.
Senior halfback Tom Hill pushed a pass up to sophomore Magnus Hermans. Hermans launched a shot from 25-yards out that beat the Stags' keeper to make it 6-0 Bromfield heading into intermission.
"A lot of kids did good things in the first half," Hill said. "In the second half, the same kids did some bad things. In the first half we had good passing. We spread them out in the first half and had some very nice crosses."
The Stags avoided the shutout in the 10th minute of the second half. Andrew Barakian busted through the backline of Bromfield reserves and beat senior goalkeeper Ryan Kennedy top-right, to make it 6-1.
That would be as close as the Stags would get. Senior Bromfield forward Eric McAlpine tacked on a late goal. McAlpine tapped the ball in with his left foot.
Tahanto drew even with the Trojans in the second half, holding them to just a single goal.
"We tried to dribble right through the middle," Hill said. "We just can't do that against the better teams. They have skilled sweepers."
Hill used the favorable lopsided margin to evaluate some of his reserves.
"Anybody can look good against these guys," Hill said. "We are without James (Kellogg) and Eli (Wood) hurt. He (Wood) would be one of our starters. We have to find more depth."
Four different players scored for the Trojans in the win. Krause had a season-high four assists in the match. Bromfield out-shot the Stags by an astounding margin of 15-2. Those two shots on goal were the first that Kennedy has faced in more than a week.
Bromfield opens its three-game home-stand with Oakmont on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
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