Westies top Rockville
Burrows, Ullah lead way in first victory
Westie Blue
(April 6, 2024)
 - After two losses to start the season, the West Haven boys lacrosse team got in the win column with a 10-3 victory over Rockville Saturday evening at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven.
Yousaf Ullah and Marcus Burrows led the way with four goals and one assist apiece, Justin Bruno had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Porto had three assists in the win.
“Marcus Burrows and Yousaf Ullah each had four goals and one assist,” West Haven coach William Wezenter said. “Max Ginsberg led with five faceoff wins, and Justin Sean Bruno had eight ground balls.
“Yousaf Ullah created momentum with the first goal in the second period off of a Thomas Porto feed at 6:14 which opened up the offense.”
Holding a 34-8 shot advantage in the game, West Haven led 2-0 after the first quarter and 7-1 at halftime.
Burrows got things going for the Westies when he scored off an assist from Jason Alling with 8:18 remaining in the first quarter, before Ullah scored off an assist from Porto 1:08 later for the 2-0 lead.
The Westies pulled away in the third quarter as Burrows scored off an assist from Porto with 6:14 left in the half, Ullah scored off an assist from Porto 1:05 later, and Burrows scored again off an assist from Bruno with 3:26 left in the half.
“The boys executed well and ran the plays with great timing,” Wezenter said. “Marcus (Burrows) and Yousaf (Ullah) really turned up the offense in this game, combining for eight goals and two assists.” 
Ullah scored an unassisted goal with 2:41 left in the half and Burrows gave the Westies a 7-1 lead at the break off an assist from Ullah.
West Haven used goals by Bruno off an assist from Burrows and an unassisted goal by Ullah  in the third quarter, before Iannotti scored an unassisted goal in the fourth quarter.