By Shawn Wood
For The Daily Item
WINFIELD -- Zach Adams is only a sophomore, but the midfielder has already been a big part of Selinsgrove's undefeated start.
He scored the game winner in overtime last week in a first-ever win over Lewisburg and Thursday afternoon he scored three times, including the game winner as Selinsgrove (7-0) routed Lewisburg 12-6 at Winfield Volunteer Fire Department field.
Selinsgrove controlled every facet of the game right from the opening face-off.
Austin Stroup gave the Seals a 1-0 lead two minutes into the contest as he went five-hole with a bounce shot.
The Seals would keep Lewisburg (5-4) from crossing the midfield line for the first 6 minutes and 38 seconds of the game as they hustled after ground balls, were timely on their stick checks and kept the pressure on the Green Dragons.
Despite the 1-0 score at the time, it was clear early on that the overtime win a week ago (6-5 Selinsgrove) was not happening today.
"That win proved that we could beat them and once that happened, we are able to play Selinsgrove lacrosse," Selinsgrove head coach Tom Garlock said.
When Lewisburg did get past midfield, the Green Dragons wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard as Drew Strosser tied the game at one.
Adams then scored two goals 25 seconds apart, each time, dodging through the defense, to give The Seals a 3-1 lead.
"Keeping the ball in their end in the beginning of the first quarter really helped give us a boost and we gained confidence from that for the game," Adams said. "We know what our goals are and we are just going to stay focused as a team and take it game by game."
Matt Fedorjaka brought Lewisburg back to within a goal at 3-2 with 58 seconds left in the first quarter.