AUBURN — Edward Little capitalized on Brunswick’s mistakes – in the first half.

The second half?

That was a different story. The Dragons cleaned up their mistakes and pulled away for an 18-8 boys’ lacrosse victory. The game was tied 6-6 at halftime.

EL Coach Jim Dock thought his team was able to catch the Dragons off guard.

“We played a very good game (in) the first half,” Dock said. “I don’t think they had any idea that we were be able to run with them … we had a one-goal lead on them.”

Two quick goals by Nolan Lyne and another by Max Gramins enabled Brunswick to grab a 3-0 just 3:33 into the game. But then EL (2-2) started to chip away at the deficit.

Ben Feldman put home two goals that were assisted by Tyler Morin. Lyne scored again with 1:59 remaining in the first quarter, but Cam Audette answered with 42 seconds left.

Both teams settled down in the second quarter. Eli Thibodeau tied the game on a feed from Morin, and then Spencer Frahm gave the Red Eddies their only lead of the contest.

“They have some good athletes and they are well coached,” Brunswick Coach Don Glover said. “They played hard and did the little things right and we were kind of frustrated at times.

“We didn’t take care of the ball as well as we should have in the first half. They are teenage boys, let’s settle down and play. Lets really think about what we want to execute. We did a lot better in the second half.”

Brunswick (5-1) responded with two goals a minute apart. Aiden Glover tied the game, then assisted on a Nate Girardin goal. EL’s Morin made it 6-6 with 1:47 remaining in the first half.

The turning point came in the dying seconds of the second quarter when Brunswick went a man up for 30 seconds. They called a timeout with seven seconds remaining and held the ball to be able to start the second half with possession.

Henry Doherty scored five seconds in.

“The halftime piece was, we are going into the second half with a possession, lets just start the tide rolling the other way,” Glover said. “We kind of settled in, we got our man-up unit out, and (got) a good quality shot, (got) that goal, now we are moving in the right direction.”

Doherty added two more goals in the quarter, Gramins scored twice and Girardin collected three more goals as Brunswick opened a 16-6 lead.

“We all work as a team, some games more than others,” Gramins said. “Some people show up a little bit more, and it was a great game for me.”

Gramins finished with four goals and three assists.

Thibodeau stopped the Brunswick run when he scored 8:21 into the fourth quarter. Jacob Belanger scored twice for Brunswick in the fourth quarter, and Caleb Davis capped EL’s scoring in the final minute.

Gunner Winslow made 28 saves for Edward Little, while Connor Pendergast made five saves for Brunswick.

“Just an outstanding effort for a guy who’s playing his first season in net,” Dock said of Winslow.