Roy Colsey\u2019s postgame speech was evidence of the lofty standards expected from members of the Ridgefield boys lacrosse program. With his players circled around him, Colsey bemoaned the lack of urgency he had just finished witnessing. \u201cYou can\u2019t come out and play like that and expect to win a state title,\u201d Colsey said. \u201cOn most days, that would have been a losing effort.\u201d On this day, though, it was still enough for a 16-4 victory over Trumbull in the first round of the Class L state tournament. Although the final score suggested a blowout, Colsey\u2019s critique wasn\u2019t misplaced: Ridgefield, the top seed and reigning state champion, played with an uncustomary mix of sluggishness and sloppiness. \u201cWe got through that one because we won a lot of faceoffs,\u201d Colsey said. \u201cJake Lynne did a great job on faceoffs \u2026 that was the key. But we won\u2019t win another game playing like that. We just won\u2019t.\u201d Some of Ridgefield\u2019s offensive struggles \u2014 missed shots, lackluster ball movement, failure to string together passes \u2014 were due to the absence of attackmen Noah Gels and Weston Carpenter, and midfielder James Isaacson, all out with injuries. \u201cThose are three big pieces to be missing,\u201d Colsey said. \u201cWe had a bunch of younger guys out there and some of them were playing more than they usually do. But I need more out of my juniors; if the seniors (Gels, Carpenter, and Isaacson) are going to be out I really need those juniors to be on their game and rise to the occasion and bring some urgency and leadership.\u201d All that said, the Tigers were never seriously in danger of losing to 16th-seed Trumbull, which couldn\u2019t match its host\u2019s skill and depth. The closest the Eagles came to worrying Ridgefield was early in the second quarter. Reese Remelka and Zach Walsh scored back-to-back goals in just over two minutes to bring Trumbull within 5-3. Goalie Josh Vaughn then made several of his 13 saves to keep the Tigers scoreless for more than five minutes. But Trevor Soli\u2019s goal off a left-handed snap shot ended Ridgefield\u2019s drought, and Ray Dearth and Ryan Colsey followed with goals to push the lead to 8-3 at halftime. Lynne\u2019s face-off control and the defensive play of Connor Riebling, Jack Dowd, Kai Prohaska, and Kees van Wees limited Trumbull to one second-half goal \u2014 scored by Vaughn, the Eagles\u2019 goalie, following an unimpeded run down the field midway through the third period. Ridgefield got that goal back when Owen Gaydos scored to put the Tigers ahead 10-4 through three quarters. The Tigers then scored all six goals in the final period to close out the win and end Trumbull\u2019s season. QUOTABLE \u201cIt was just an average effort \u2026 show up and go through the motions. It just seems to be a lack of enthusiasm and excitement about competing. We didn\u2019t really compete. That\u2019s where my frustration is from.\u201d \u2014 Ridgefield coach Roy Colsey CLASS L FIRST ROUND RIDGEFIELD 16, TRUMBULL 4 TRUMBULL 3 1 \u2014 4RIDGEFIELD 8 8 \u2014 16 Scoring: Ridgefield \u2014 Quinn Caviola 5 goals, 1 assist; Ray Dearth 3 goals; Ryan Colsey 2 goals, 4 assists; John Mathes 2 goals, 1 assist; Trevor Soli 1 goal; Owen Gaydos 1 goal, 1 assist; Josiah DeGrasse 1 goal; Luke Winkler 1 goal, 1 assist. Trumbull \u2014 Shea Grant 1 goal; Reese Remelka 1 goal; Zach Walsh 1 goal; Josh Vaughn 1 goal. Saves: Ridgefield \u2014 Dan Parson 3; Trumbull \u2014 Josh Vaughn 13. Records: Ridgefield 16-3; Trumbull 10-9.