Girls’ Lacrosse Team Rolls Behind Trio Of Hat-Tricks
Coming off a pair of thrilling wins, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team rolled to a 15-3 triumph over visiting Pomperaug of Southbury, on May 7. The Nighthawks led 9-2 at the intermission and cruised to their sixth double-digit conquest (there was also a win by nine mixed in there) on the heels of a 10-8 edging of Masuk of Monroe and a 10-9 overtime victory over New Fairfield.
In the Pomperaug game, three Nighthawks logged a trio of goals. Bella and Julia Gerace, along with Erin Phaneuf, logged hat-tricks. Izzy Butler scored twice, and Elena Sughrue, Gia Corso, Summer Harrell, and Jules Battaglia also scored.
Battaglia had three assists, Julia Gerace set up two goals, and Sughrue also recorded a helper. Sughrue led the way with four ground ball scoops. Goaltender Alexa Manfredonia made nine saves.
The Hawks beat host Stratford 17-9 on May 11. Corso had four goals and an assist, Murphy recorded a hat-trick, and Phaneuf, Julia Gerace, and Battaglia each scored twice. Butler and Emily Hammond both had a pair of assists.
Newtown improved to 11-1 with two games to play before the start of the South-West Conference playoffs.
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