Indians rebound from a sluggish start

By Daniel Priest, Sun Correspondent

UPDATED:   06/09/2018 08:10:25 AM EDT


BILLERICA — State tournament games are typically associated with increased intensity and fireworks. At Marshall Middle School on Friday night, that is exactly what was delivered in the game between the Billerica Indians and Wakefield Warriors.

The opening nine minutes featured a combined nine goals and the host team falling behind by two goals just six minutes in.

But No. 2 Billerica (16-5) was able to find its footing after falling into the early hole to put an end to 10th-seeded Wakefield’s (10-8) season with a 7-4 victory in the quarterfinal round of the MIAA Division 2 North boys lacrosse tournament.

After the Warriors picked up two quick goals, the Indians got some help from junior Matthew Milano (2 goals) when he scored two goals just two minutes and nine seconds apart to tie the game.

Wakefield’s Ryan Fitzpatrick, right, attempts to stop Tyler Morris of Billerica. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE

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“To get the team on track we just tried to push the ball in transition, move the ball around, and whatever came to us we took advantage,” Milano said.

For head coach Craig Flynn, it was important for his team to counter after getting blasted early.

“They’re a tough team, coach has those kids playing well over there,” he said. “They made some really laser accurate shots in the first quarter where I knew our guys would respond and rebound.”

In the middle two quarters the team did just that. The second quarter was even until the final three minutes when Billerica tied the game on a goal from Tyler Morris and then closed out the half with a defensive stand that brought the crowd to life.

Goal tender Justin Guinane made key saves all game long.


“Justin’s a great goalie, he had a ton of saves today,” said Flynn. “They had three goals in the first quarter and only one goal the rest of the game. Our defense is really strong and we knew we could come back.”

The momentum carried into the third quarter. Two minutes and seven seconds into the period Billerica got a goal from James Einarson to take its first lead and 42 seconds later Colby Cyrus scored to make it 5-3.

Billerica’s Patrick Quinn, right, gets a step on Wakefield’s Thomas Harrington. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE

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Patrick Quinn (2 goals) added the final two scores to push the Indians into a semifinal matchup with third-seeded Winchester (14-3) next Tuesday.

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6/8/18 Billerica Vs Wakefield


D2 North Quarter Finals 

Billerica Indians 


Wakefield Warriors

5:00 at the Reservation!


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Bay State Games

Coach Flynn,

Congrats on a great regular season and hopefully a long run in the playoffs! I just wanted to reach out and introduce myself and tell you about a opportunity, The Bay State Games. My name is Steve Driscoll and I am the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody. I was just given the chance to coach the Northeast Team at this summers Bay State Games held in Waltham on July 10th12th. The Bay State Games are held annually in Massachusetts and over 6,000 athletes have competed since 1982.

Along with athletics the Bay State Games have Scholarship Opportunities for student athletes as well.  The Bay State Games offers six $2,000 scholarships to student-athletes annually. We have given well over $200,000 in scholarships over the course of the program to Bay State Games participants. 
The Registration link and more info can be found here: I have also attached a info sheet. 
Tryouts for the Northeast Region will be held June 14th from 5-7PM at Manchester Essex Regional High School and June 15th at Endicott College from 68PM
I hope you can refer some student athletes to play against Massachusetts best and have a great experience!
Steve Driscoll
Bishop Fenwick Boys Lacrosse
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MVC Awards

Congratulations to our Billerica Indians for being MVC Champions and to our players who received league awards.  


All Conference

Attack –

#27 Zach Keating Sr (North Andover)

#2 Cam Arena Sr (Chelmsford)

#19 Zach DeBay Sr (Central)

#26 Tyler Morris Sr (Billerica)

Midfield –

#21 Bret Miller Sr (Andover)

#33 Pat Quinn Sr (Billerica)

#23 Mike Roche Jr (North Andover)

#2 Max Faro Sr (Central)

#18 Christian Ganstanguay Sr (Chelmsford)

#22 Allyn French Sr (Dracut)

#77 James Einarson Sr (Billerica)

#21 Sal Lupoli Sr (Chelmsford)

Defense –

#4 Ryan Slattery Jr (North Andover)

#25 Matt Belluche Sr (Andover)

#32 Christian Finn Sr (Chelmsford)

#30 CJ Cyrus Sr (Billerica)

Goalie –

#31 Justin Guinane Sr (Billerica)

Utility –

#27 Kevin Flowers Sr (Andover)

Player of the Year –

Large – #35 Bret Miller Sr (Andover)

Small – #27 Zach Keating Sr (North Andover)

Coach of the Year –

Large – Paul Francoeur (Lowell)

Small – Paul Ganley (Dracut)

Sportsman of the Year – Chris Bullock (Billerica)

Bruce Lerch Person of the Year – Jack Gerard (Central)

Assistant Coach of the Year – Chris Doyle (Dracut)

All League Large –

Attack –

#5 Drew Diamatopolous Sr (Lowell)

#7 Greysen Mitchell Sr (Andover)

#7 Sawyer Bilich Sr (Methuen)

#20 Shane McInnis So (Central)

Midfield –

#16 Brendan Tighe So (Lowell)

#21 Dan O’Connell Sr (Methuen)

#8 Liam Burke Sr (Central)

#1 Ty Donatio Sr (Central)

#11 Zack Ahern Sr (Lowell)

#11 Colby Agostino Sr (Andover)

Defense –

#24 Ryan Finneran Jr (Central)

#30 Keegan Palmer So (Central)

#25 Liam Gilligan Sr (Lowell)

#15 Michael Bowden Sr (Methuen)

Goalie –

#31 David Olsen Jr (Central)

Utility –

#11 Owen Keegan Sr (Haverhill)


MVC Small All Star  
Ryan Quinn Billerica
Keagan Hughes North Andover
Ben Gastanguay Chelmsford
Kyle Silva Dracut
Charlie McLaughlin North Andover
Jack Chase North Andover
Max Kelly Dracut
Sam Sartell Billerica
Brian Sardella Billerica
Garrett Murphy Billerica
Mike Regan Chelmsford
Ben Stone Billerica
Josh Salem Dracut
Nolan Houlihan Billerica
Ethan Ford North Andover
Connor Charron Tewksbury



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Billerica Vs North Andover


Come Support Your

12-3 Billerica Indians


11-1 North Andover


at the Reservation


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Billerica Youth Lacrosse Fundraiser




Join your Billerica Youth Lacrosse Board of Directors, as we welcome a great local band

Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Billerica Elks, 14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica, MA Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Great live music, raffle baskets, silent auction, scratch tickets boards, dancing, and many more surprises.

This will be a great night, and tickets will go fast! Don’t wait.

Individual tickets for $ 25.00 each

Table of 10 for $ 200.00

Click Here to go to the Online Store to get your tickets today

Our annual fund raiser is always a great time, and this year will be no different.

Don’t miss it!!

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Billerica at Chelmsford

5/4/18  7:00 

Come Support Your

8-3 Billerica Indians


7-1 Chelmsford Lions

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4/26/18 Billerica at North Andover


 Billerica Indians 7-1


North Andover 7-0




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Billerica at Andover


Billerica Indians




JV is playing at 5:00


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Any players interested in this college

Coach Flynn,

This is Casey McDonald, head coach at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport.

We are thrilled to start the men’s lacrosse program and looking to recruit athletes at all positions for next year.

Substantial playing time is available for Spring 2019 and we will be participating in Fall Ball for the 2018 season. Our new turf field is being built and will be ready for 2019 season with all home games streamed online.

Here is some info about our school and program, including scholarship and grad school opportunities:

  • $20K/year scholarships available for 3.7+ Core GPA + 1310 SAT / 28 ACT
  • $15K/year scholarships available for 3.3+ Core GPA + 1200 SAT / 25 ACT
  • $10K/year scholarships available for 3.0+ Core GPA + 1100 SAT / 22 ACT
  • $20K Out-of-State grant for Non-Louisiana residents (3.0+ GPA)
  • 100% Dental School, 90% Medical School, 79% Law School acceptance
  • 8:1 Faculty/Student ratio
If you have athletes looking for opportunities, please promote them to us on FieldLevel or reply to this email.

For more information, please visit

Thank you.

 Casey McDonald
Head Coach
Centenary College of Louisiana

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