Stowe outscored the Yellowjackets 4-1 in the final quarter, pulling away to a 10-6 boys lacrosse victory Saturday morning at Milton H.S.
The teams played to a draw through halftime, each scoring one in the first period and two in the second. But man advantages helped Stowe (5-1) go up 6-5 after three before putting it away.
Ian Pelkey scored two goals with an assist for Milton (5-2) while Hunter Goodwin had a goal and set up two others. Shane Morgan added a goal and an assist, and Jared Richardson scored.
In goal for the Yellowjackets, Eric Wilcox made nine saves.
For Stowe, Connor Loughran led the offense with 5 goals and four assists.
Harry Colyer assisted three times.
“We were entering this game thinking that this might be a game we could win at home to finish out a tough three-game week again,” Milton coach Trevor Wagar said. “We were putting ourselves in good position to win the game, but we committed some simple mistakes and mental mistakes early that didn’t allow us to maintain possession and get a lead.
“In the second half we got into some undisciplined penalty trouble, and that hurt us, plus not having three midfielders to help shoulder the load. Our guys all got very tired, and there were some injuries with our defense late that hurt us. It’s not that we are out of shape, but with a short bench, it is tough to keep up with a deep team like Stowe.
On Thursday, Milton jumped to a 10-0 halftime lead on the way to a 13-5 victory over winless Randolph.
Goodwin and Pelkey notched hat tricks, with Goodwin adding a pair of assists. Scoring once each were Morgan, Nathan Jenkins, Tyler McRae, Kyle Lebeau and Liam Fersing.
Mathieu Granger came up with seven saves in goal, and Eric Wilcox had one for Milton.
“This game was great for us to get all of our players on the field in both halves and get some more experience,” Wagar said. “A game like this doesn’t necessarily help us prepare for the upper level teams, but they do give us some confidence especially for our younger players.”