St. Joseph captured the Class S boys lacrosse championship with a 14-11 victory over Brookfield High on Saturday, and Cadet coach Joe Izzo wasn\u2019t surprised by the result but happy. \u201cI could tell this is a special group,\u201d he said after No. 8 St Joseph bested No. 7 Brookfield at Jack Casagrande Field in Norwalk. \u201cThey had all the pieces...They were so dedicated. Every day they gave it their all. They deserve to be champions.\u201d The Cadets (15-5) saw the Bobcats (14-6), out of the South-West Conference, go in front by two goals before coming back to take a 5-2 lead at the 2:27 of the first period. \u201cBringing this group (from a loss in 2013) back, \u2014most of them played \u2014 it took us time to settle in to what we do,\u201d Izzo said. A lot of what the Cadets do comes with practice. \u201cEvery day we work on all our sets,\u201d said Josiah Wilson, the facilitator for most of the St. Joseph offense. \u201cIt\u2019s all about repetition. We caught them ball-watching early and that left it open (on the weakside) for Ryan Corcoran.\u201d Corcoran scored four goals in the first half and Wilson had four assists to go with two scores, as St. Joseph took a 10-6 lead into the second half. Brookfield scored the first two goals of the third period, but St. Joseph answered with a pair of its own to take the score to 12-8 on a Corcoran tally from Peter Basher. The Bobcats closed within 12-9 in the final minute of the quarter and St. Joseph took a 12-9 lead into the final frame. At 5:56 of the last period, Brookfield\u2019s Tom Petrellese found the back of the net and the Bobcats were with two. After trading possessions, Corcoran showed patience and waited for Brookfield keeper Dan Dixon to move first before finishing off a pass from Chris Klabonski with 3:36 remaining in regulation. Brookfield's Andrew Collins scored with 2:14 remaining to draw his team within 13-11. Both teams coughed up possession, before the Cadets settled in and Chris Colon completed the scoring with :32.4 remaining. When asking how playing in the FCIAC helped his team, Izzo said: \u201cLook around (at Greenwich and Staples warming up for the Class L final), these are FCIAC guys, these are Division I guys playing. \u201cThey come at you wave after wave and you have to be near perfect to beat them. \u201cThe speed we play at helps us out of conference and in the state tournament. Our guys were all in.\u201d St. Joseph didn\u2019t lose to a non-conference opponent. Neither did Brookfield, until Saturday.