TRUMBULL \u2014 Coming off a victory, it could be said the Trumbull High was looking to keep things going in a positive direction. Coach Jim\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0believed his Eagles were a bit flat in an 11-5 triumph at South-West Conference opponent Pomperaug of Southbury on April 20. Kammerman\u00a0was happier, however, with the effort his team put in against Shelton of the Southern Connecticut Conference, en route to a 15-9 victory on Thursday. \u201cI\u2019m pleased with the boys. It\u2019s a good bounce-back game for them,\u201d said\u00a0Kammerman, whose Eagles improved to 7-2 overall. Trumbull\u00a0jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one quarter of play and held 9-2 advantage at halftime. They withstood a Shelton comeback effort that saw the Gaels pull to within 9-5 then and pulled away. James O\u2019Brien scored four goals and had two assists to lead the Eagle offense. Reese Remeika scored three times. Vinny\u00a0DiLeo\u00a0had two goals and a trio of assists. Julian\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0and Ethan Hughes both netted a pair of goals. Jeff Hughes logged a goal and an assist, and Zach Walsh also scored. Faceoff specialist Jordan Pivarnik added two assists in the win. Getting off to a fast start was key for the Eagles. \u201cIt\u2019s huge. We\u2019ve been struggling a little bit offensive, and on the whole, we\u2019ve had a lot of injuries,\u201d\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0said. \u201cI couldn\u2019t be prouder of the way the guys prepared.\u201d And executed. \u201cWe needed to limit turnovers and win the ground ball battle. I told the boys if we did that everything else would take care of itself and I think that rang true,\u201d\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0said. The Eagles compiled 24 ground ball, led by three apiece from Kyle Atherton, J.D. Griffin and Owen Finnegan. Shelton was not far behind in the ground ball pickup category, collecting 21. After the Gaels clawed to within four goals and the teams traded turnovers,\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0called timeout to settle things down. Out of the break, the Eagles scored twice late in the third period \u2013 on goals by Remeika and Ethan Hughes. Shelton made it 11-6 heading to the fourth, but\u00a0it got no closer. Julian\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0finished a quick catch-and-shoot play, set up by O\u2019Brien, just 1:23 into the final quarter. O\u2019Brien scored twice in a span of 24 seconds in the mid to late stages of the fourth to seal the win. The Eagles have been hurt with injuries to six defensive players in the early going. Griffin and Hunter\u00a0FitzGibbons\u00a0are back in the fold and were part of a solid effort that limited Shelton\u2019s offense significantly in the first half. \u201cAtherton, Finnegan and\u00a0FitzGibbons, in particular, were standouts in the back,\u201d\u00a0Kammerman\u00a0said. Trumbull goaltender Josh Vaughn came up big with a baker\u2019s dozen saves.