By Erik Harris
TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville lacrosse is off to better starts in Year 2 of the program’s history.
The girls’ team got its first win at home Feb. 28 over James Clements by a count of 12-5 to improve to 1-2 on the season. They finished the 2014 season 0-12.
Senior Alex White, a University of Alabama-Huntsville signee, led the way for Hewitt-Trussville, scoring six goals in the inaugural win.
Curlee, who oversees high school and U.S. Lacrosse in Trussville, believes coaches Tom McCormick and Barry Sides have the Lady Huskies ready to compete and strike more checks in the win column.
“You could imagine starting a 7A football program with five guys that have never played, and in the second season winning a league game,” Curlee said. “They have a huge mountain to climb, and they have completed Phase 1.”
The girls will be back at home Saturday, March 21 when they welcome Hoover at 3 p.m.
On the guys’ side, Hewitt-Trussville played the best four quarters of its two years in competition, according to Curlee, in a 7-5 win over Auburn last Saturday.
The Huskies found the net with less than two minutes to play, breaking a 5-5 tie and adding an insurance goal in the closing minutes of a “fantastic game.” They held a 5-2 lead before the Tigers ran off three consecutive goals.
That win came on the heals of a 13-2 victory at Prattville and improved their record to 2-1. Trevor McBride, Carter McAlpine, Ben Wedand and Daniel Rhodes all found the back of the net in the lopsided road victory.
In a still young 2015 season, Hewitt-Trussville has already matched the win total of last year’s maiden voyage.
“The Huskies have their eyes set on making it to the state championship this year,” Curlee said.
They will hit the road for Grissom on Saturday. The junior varsity is scheduled to begin play at noon with the varsity session coming at 2 p.m.