WATERVILLE — The drop to the newly-created Class C, at least in its infancy, is working out quite nicely for the Winslow boys lacrosse team.

Junior Jared Lambert scored five goals to lead a multi-pronged Black Raiders’ attack on Tuesday afternoon, and Winslow scored its second win in as many tries this season with a 14-6 victory over Lawrence in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference game at Thomas College’s Smith Field.

Senior Bryce Hillier and junior Isaac Lambrecht each added three goals in the win for the Raiders (2-0), while Colby Nadeau had a pair of strikes and Kyle Gurney provided three assists. Winslow scored 10 times in the second half to pull away.

Lawrence (0-2) got a two-goal effort from Camron Jordan in the loss.

“We expected a little bit of rust, but it took a little time for it to get knocked off before we started finally playing like us,” Winslow head coach Dakota Gendreau said of a game that was just 4-1 in favor of the Black Raiders at halftime.

The new home in Class C’s statewide division, at least at the outset, is working nicely for Winslow.

“We came in slow, but we really picked it up,” Hillier said. “We showed what we can do. We were the better team today.”

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Lambrecht was key to the Black Raiders offense, which was a bit sluggish at the outset.

He scored three goals and assisted on another and was constantly in the mix during the Black Raiders’ excellent transition play through the midfield.

“Some teams will try and block off some of our better players, so having a lot of goal threats is good for us,” Lambrecht said.

No matter how Winslow generated goals, either through offensive sets or off fastbreaks, Lambrecht was in the middle of it as an attacking midfielder.

“The offense can take pride in knowing the defense can do their job really well. Once the ball gets upfield, they’re able to relax and run their offense,” Gendreau said. “They have the belief in each other that no matter who the six are on the field, any one of them can get the goal.”

TURNING POINT: Winslow scored six goals in a span of 3:35 early in the third quarter to blow things wide open.

“We have a good offensive team,” Hillier said. “But we have a good defensive team, too. That really helps us. We gave up one goal in the first half today. When we’re not scoring well, the defense really keeps us where we need to be.”

Jordan’s first goal of the game in the first minute of the second half cut the Winslow lead to two, but the Raiders turned up the heat on a cold day in a hurry.

Tyler Crayton and Lambrecht scored goals less than a minute apart to make it 6-2. Then Lambert and Lambrecht scored 19 seconds apart — the second coming of a faceoff and Lambrecht’s ground ball win that he took straight to goal — and the rout was on.

“We played really sloppily in the first half,” Lambrecht said. “We were throwing the ball away. We needed to calm down and get our rhythm going, and so we got that going pretty fast.”

“We talked to them about waking up,” Gendreau said of Winslow’s halftime focus. “We adjusted a few things offensively, and it led to a really nice offensive outburst. It was something we hoped we could get into.”

BALANCED ATTACK: Five different Winslow players scored goals and eight players in all cracked the scoresheet.

Four Raiders registered both goals and assists in the game.

“It’s a lot like hockey with the second assist,” Gendreau said. “It may be someone else that didn’t get the goal or the assist that is making the big play for us. Everybody is contributing to everything. No one person is coming out. Everyone is doing everything for us.”

UP NEXT: Winslow, which will play an exhibition game today, returns to action to host Maranacook/Winthrop on April 25. … Lawrence hosts Fryeburg (1-0) on Thursday.

Travis Barrett — 621-5621

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Twitter: @TBarrettGWC

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