TOPSHAM – Freshman Cam Glover scored the go-ahead goal Wednesday night as Brunswick broke a third-quarter tie and pulled away from Mt. Ararat for an 8-6 victory to remain undefeated in schoolboy lacrosse.

Mt. Ararat (6-2) rallied from a 5-1 deficit to tie it at the half, with Josh Richards scoring the equalizer with a nifty underhand shot less than two minutes before the break.

But after Mt. Ararat goalie Ed Maguire stopped Seth Holmblad (three goals) early in the third period, Chris Snyder came from behind the net and fed to Glover, who beat Maguire from 20 yards to give the Dragons (9-0) the lead for good at 2:27.

“It felt great to put us up by a goal and get the team off on the right foot,” said Glover, one of Brunswick’s leading scorers in his first year of varsity.

“At halftime, Coach (Glover’s father, Don) told us to step up and play our game. He told us not to let them get in our heads and just stay composed.”

Less than a minute later, Tom Purinton notched his third goal of the game, also from well out, off a feed from Winston Sullivan to make it 7-5.

Maguire kept the Eagles in it with a point-blank save on Sullivan, and also stopped Charles Nau and Purinton, but James Wilgus (15 saves) matched him with saves off shots by Jordy Francine and Jeremy Hart.

Holmblad scored his third goal from Alex Croatti to put Brunswick in control, and Jon Brown closed the scoring unassisted for the Eagles with 1:30 remaining.

“We got off to a great start and dominated the first quarter,” said Coach Glover, “but they dominated the second, and after that it was a question of who stepped up. We told the kids to focus on ground balls and possession. Normally we’re a fast break-transition team but we had to adjust.”

Wilgus was the difference early, keeping the Eagles at bay while Brunswick raced to its four-goal lead halfway through the opening period.

Purinton (from Holmblad) scored 44 seconds in and Croatti converted a Snyder feed just over a minute later, both goals coming from 20 yards, before Evan Whidden answered with Mt. Ararat a man up.

Holmblad scored two goals and Purinton one for the 5-1 lead, and Hart scored for the Eagles off a rebound after Wilgus stopped Brown and Will Hirnak.

Brown and Richards scored in the second for the Eagles.

“They’re definitely one of the toughest teams we face,” said Wilgus. “This is probably the last time we seniors will play on this field, and it’s great to play in a game like this.”

“We had games Monday and Tuesday, and we shortened our bench for this one,” said Eagles Coach Matt Haskell. “But rather than look tired, we got better as the game went on. The kids rose to the occasion.”