Last season, Peter Gesualdi struck like lightning on the rush as the Wave’s leading scorer with 96 points.
This year, though, it’s the lightning itself that he needs to dodge.
Lightning does strike twice.
— Rob Trifone
“He injured his ankle in the pre-season,” said Darien (2-0) coach Rob Trifone of the mild sprain that first put him out. “It totally healed and (he) could have played vs. Ludlowe, but we held him out to make sure he was 100% for Warde which he was.”
Cue the rumbling clouds.
“He started the Warde game and had two catches and then, by a stroke of terrible luck, sprained the same ankle, in a totally different spot!” said Trifone, gearing up without one of Darien’s top weapons, for the fiercest clash of the early season against a strong St. Joseph (1-1) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; in one of the more consequential Homecoming Games of the last decade. “Lightning does strike twice.”
The doctor said the injury had nothing to do with the first ding, according to Trifone.
“Just bad luck,” Trifone added. “He is 90% healed, but once again we will not put him back in the line-up until the doctor says he is 100%.”
Is it good, or bad things, that are said to come in three’s?
“I do not believe that lightning can strike three times!” said Trifone.