Williams paces Silver Creek past Lake Shore

ANGOLA – Zeddie Williams is starting to heat up, which means teams are going to have even more trouble with the Silver Creek varsity lacrosse team.

Lake Shore found that out Tuesday, as the Black Knights, led by Zeddie Williams’ nine goals and four assists, eased past the Eagles, 22-13, in Class C action.

“I’ve talked with Zed and I’ve always said I’m not looking for someone to carry the team,” Silver Creek head coach Bill Brennan said. “I’m looking for someone to lead the team and he leads the team on the field with his performance.

“And I don’t think he’s peaked yet,” Brennan continued. “He has a lot more in him. I know he does. And my job as the coach is to make him see the potential that he has if he puts his mind and ability to work. He’s one of the most gifted lacrosse players I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot of lacrosse.”

Brennan White added four goals and six assists in the win while Zeddie’s younger brother, Sherman, added three goals and four assists.

“It all started from the face off,” Brennan said. “The success that we had was from controlling the face off and working our offense.”

Also for the Black Knights, who moved to 7-0 with the win, Frankie Wolf had three goals and an assist, Kaine Kettle chipped in two goals and an assist and Owen Tallchief added a goal. Chase Scanlan had seven saves in net.

It was Zeddie Williams’ day, however, as Brennan noted that his senior standout took over the game.

“That really wasn’t a concern, because he’s so competitive,” Brennan said of whether or not he thought Zeddie might be thinking about his college career, which will begin next fall at the University of Virginia. “He doesn’t like to lose, but he can handle losses when he plays against good competition. He can step up his game. He hasn’t taken the flight to Virginia yet. He’s still in Silver Creek and he’s playing at the level he needs to right now. There’s a lot more work for us to do.”

The Black Knights will host Amherst on Thursday.