After more 675 days, the Canton Boys Varsity Lacrosse team finally returned to action Monday with a victory over league rival Salmon River.

Salmon River struck first, opening the scoring with a 2-0 run in the first quarter. Senior attackman Aiden Hoose then got Canton on the board with two goals of his own, the second coming off of a backhand shot with an assist from junior midfielder Michael Schwartfigure. Both teams then exchanged opportunities with no success, ending quarter one with a 2-2 stalemate.

Canton then opened the scoring in quarter two with a goal from junior attackman Daniel Mahoney, assisted by senior attackman Charles Grandaw, to give the Bears a 3-2 edge. Just seven seconds later Senior Midfielder Colin Taylor won the face off to himself and buried a goal in transition to give Canton a 4-2 lead heading into the half.

Salmon came out strong once again, tying the game at 4-4 early in the second half. Canton then answered back when Mahoney scored in transition to put the Bears up 5-4. Mahoney then scored again to give the Bears a 6-4 advantage heading into the fourth.

Taylor then struck again, burying off a feed from Mahoney to open the scoring in the fourth quarter. Salmon then answered with a run of their own in the fourth, getting within one to make the score 7-6. Senior midfielder Trey Bessette then ended the Shamrock’s flurry with a strong outside shot off a feed from Mahoney on the ma-up. Grandaw then closed the scoring with a goal of his own, assisted by Taylor.

Hayden Todd was solid between the pipes, finishing with eight saves and earning his first win of 2021.

The Bears are back in action Wednesday May 5 at home vs Ogdensburg Free Academy at 5 p.m.

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