AUBURN — So it took Tim Brodsky, Austin Polisky and Tom Lynch four years to become an overnight sensation in boys’ lacrosse.
Big deal. They and the other nine seniors suiting up for Edward Little High School are enjoying every minute, every goal, every victory in this unprecedented winning streak to start their final season.
Edward Little dominated another team that used to spell trouble in the Eastern Class A pack Tuesday afternoon, routing Cony, 14-5, in the raindrops at Central Maine Community College.
The Red Eddies have backed up only their second-ever victory over rival Lewiston with one-sided triumphs over Mt. Blue and now Cony to start 3-0.
“First time ever,” noted Lynch.
Indeed, when the tri-captains were sophomores, three wins matched their take for the entire season. Now the best week and best opening flurry in the brief history of the program is merely the first step on what the upperclassmen hope is a journey deep into June.
EL stands in elite company with Brunswick and Portland as the only unbeaten teams in the region.
“The team chemistry is great. Everybody has a great attitude,” Polisky said. “We definitely feel like this is our year.”
Polisky scored four of his game-high five goals in the first half, staking the Red Eddies to a 9-2 lead.
Five unanswered goals, two by Brodsky, hastened running time for a brief spell and signaled a well-deserved early end to the day for EL’s starters.
Lynch and Brodsky combined for five goals. Brodsky notched six assists.
“You can’t stop all three of them. You can’t double-team all three,” said EL coach Andy MacIsaac. “I don’t make a lot of calls from the sidelines. Every once in a while I put in my two cents, but mostly my captains take charge. They know what we need to do in every situation.”
EL has other offensive options, too. Travis Landry and Tyler Raymond each scored twice.
The Eddies also are rock-solid in goal. Henry Moniz made 10 saves, several of them of the point-blank, one-on-one variety.
“All our seniors are good leaders,” Brodsky said, “and our young guys are also stepping up. A game like this is nice when we can play everybody and get them some experience.”
Josh Zayak collected three goals and an assist for Cony (0-3).
He scored on a breakaway in the first two minutes to give the Rams a short-lived advantage. Brodsky set up the Eddies’ next three goals by Polisky, Lynch and Landry in quick succession, and the Eddies ended the first quarter with a 4-1 edge.