Peyton McNeill scored 7 goals with 2 assists, and River Harper scored 8 goals as Wilmington Friends powered past Tower Hill 21-7 in boys lacrosse Friday evening.
Tower Hill claimed the first three face-offs of the game and converted that momentum into a 4-2 lead with 2:43 to go in the opening quarter, but they would only manage one even-strength goal the rest of the way.
The Quakers answered with Eric Pincus feeding Harper from behind the net, and then Pincus attacked from the “X” position with 7 seconds left in the opening quarter to jump to a 5-4 lead after the opening 12 minutes.
Tower Hill tied the game as the Quakers were called for a 3:00, non-releasable penalty, but they could only manage one goal, and Friends took the lead for good shortly after the man-disadvantage ended when Nicholas Redd took a pass from McNeill and slammed a shot home.
Friends scored 6 of the last 7 goals of the half, as River Harper put together a hat trick, and McNeill had a goal and two assists. Three of the goals came in a 47 second stretch as they went from a 6-5 to a 9-5 lead with 6:05 to go in the half.
Friends led 11-6 at the half, and the lead would only swell, as they scored all seven goals of the third period, with Harper getting another in-quarter hat trick.
Eric Pincus would put together two goals early in the fourth quarter to finish with 4 goals, as the Quakers put up a season-high in goals for the 4th time in their 4 victories this year.
Wilmington Friends (5-0) will host two conference games next week, welcoming Tatnall on Tuesday and Sanford on Thursday.
Theo Stone and Brendan Hickey both had a hat trick for Tower Hill (0-4), who will take another shot at earning their first win of the year on Wednesday at Wilmington Christian.