Johnstown falls short against Greenwich

Johnstown's Josh Hoyt (22) is defended by Greenwich's Phil Grimes during Monday's Wasaren League boys lacrosse game at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — Having clinched the Wasaren League regular-season title with its win over Cambridge on Friday, the Johnstown boys lacrosse team looked to finish its league schedule with a perfect 12-0 record.

However, the Sir Bills fell behind in the first half against Greenwich and couldn’t recover in a 12-7 loss to the Witches at Knox Field on Monday.

Johnstown scored the game’s first goal before Greenwich answered with seven straight goals to take a 7-1 lead.

The Sir Bills got a goal from Trevor Murphy with 4:02 left in the first half to make it 7-2 at the half.

However, the Witches maintained their advantage throughout the second half as they scored the 12-7 victory.

Murphy finished with two goals and two assists for Johnstown (13-2 overall, 11-1 Wasaren), while Zach Serpa had two goals.

Josh Hoyt added a goal and an assist for the Sir Bills, and Cayden Mereness and Damien Waight each scored once.

Kyle Salamack finished with 15 saves for Johnstown, which is slated to wrap up the regular season with a non-league game against Colonie on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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