CHESHIRE — When the unbeaten No. 3 boys lacrosse team in the state needed a little more Tuesday night, it looked to Ryan Thompson.
The Staples junior midfielder was one of four freshmen on the team that went to the Class L semifinals in 2019. That, said coach Will Koshansky, helped make sure he wouldn’t arrive for this season — after the state lost last year’s lacrosse season to the COVID-19 pandemic — with any timidity.
“Ryan’s really stepped up,” Koshansky said after Tuesday’s 12-9 win at Cheshire. “We knew he had that in him. He played a heck of