In the relatively short history of their program, the Kennett High School boys lacrosse team has never beaten archrival Unionville.
It looked as though that may change last week, however, at least early on as the two neighboring schools got together for an early season Ches-Mont League game.
Kennett came out on absolute fire, jumping to an impressive 3-0 lead in the first couple of minutes.
Host Unionville regrouped though following a time-out at that point, and apparently got the wake-up call from their head coach, as the Indians went on to score 10 of the next 11 goals in the half and never looked back on their way to a 14-8 victory over the Blue Demons at Unionville High School.
Unionville improved its overall record to 3-2 in the process, but more importantly the Indians moved to 2-0 in the Ches-Mont, and stayed in first place in the 11-team league.
Unionville turned the early 3-0 deficit into a 10-4 halftime lead. They did their damage in what turned out to be a decisive second quarter, outscoring Kennett 5-0 in that 12-minute stretch to pull away.
The Indians spread the offense around with four players netting multiple goals in the win.
Mike Nowasiak led the way with a team-high four goals. Rich Kaiser and Billy Donovan both scored three times, and David Appruzesse finished with two goals. James Moss and Max Kelly also scored in the victory.
Despite the loss, its first in three games, this is lining up to be possibly a very strong year for Kennett. The Blue Demons (2-1 overall, 0-1 league) were dominant in each of their first two games. Kennett opened the season with a 15-4 win over Marple Newtown followed by a 12-4 thrashing of Interboro.
The Demons were led in the Unionville game by Jamie Froehlich, who netted a game-high five goals.
Kennett played Unionville even over the course of the final 24 minutes, as each team scored four goals.