In the closing minutes of a 9-9 game against visiting Lawrenceville, Brunswick’s Jimmy Heidt netted the go-ahead goal, and the Bruins held on for a 10-9 win on Cosby Field on Wednesday. The non-league win gives Brunswick, ranked #12 in the latest Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll, its sixth-straight win after opening the season with a loss to Landon (Md.).
The 6-1 Bruins return to conference action on Saturday, April 22, traveling to Hotchkiss for a 6:30 p.m. contest.
In the first quarter, Brunswick jumped out to a 4-1 lead following goals by Sean Morris, Spencer Decker, Xander Dickson, and Christian Ronda.
Lawrenceville countered with a three-goal run to close out the opening stanza and knot the contest at four.
The two teams exchanged goals five times over the next two-plus quarters of action. On each occasion, Brunswick took a one-goal lead only to have Lawrenceville counter with a game-tying goal.
In the second quarter, Dickson set up goals for Jack Montinaro and Heidt, while Heidt helped on a Harrison Caponiti tally, as the teams finished first half deadlocked at 7-7.
The Bruins outscored Lawrenceville 2-1 in the third quarter, as Dickson and Montinaro both scored their second goals of the game to give the hosts a 9-8 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, Lawrenceville tied the contest for the seventh time, netting the equalizer with 11:10 left in the game.
Following nearly nine minutes of scoreless play, Ronda set up Heidt’s decisive go-ahead goal at 2:12, giving Brunswick its seventh and final lead of the game. In the closing minute of play, the Brunswick defense forced a key Lawrenceville turnover to preserve the 10-9 win.
Patrick Burkinshaw picked up the win in net for Brunswick, stopping nine shots, as Ben Shapiro won 19 of 23 face-offs. Montinaro paced the Bruins with seven groundballs, while Dickson and Wilson Stephenson collected four groundballs apiece.
Score by Quarter
L’ville 4 3 1 1 - 9
Bruins 4 3 2 1 - 10
Brunswick Scoring (G,A)
Xander Dickson (2,2), Jimmy Heidt (2,2), Christian Ronda (1,2), Jack Montinaro (2,0), Harrison Caponiti (1,0), Spencer Decker (1,0), Sean Morris (1,0), Alex Buckanavage (0,1)