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Highlights From The Lacrosse Fields

Junior Girls

Newtown Junior Gold 7, Shelton 5: The Junior Gold girls played their best lacrosse of the season and handed Shelton its first loss. Maddie Peck and Nikki Zaccaro combined to make 7 saves. The defense was led by Celia Gold. Casey Harkins and Liza Eggleston scooped up 5 ground balls apiece to control possession for Newtown. Maddie Bridges and Katie Mossbarger each had 2 assists to set up goals by Lindsay Hoyt, Katie Cappelli, Sierra Mather, Bridges , Harkins and Peck

New Canaan Jamboree

Junior Gold 5, John Jay 4

Junior Gold 7, Ridgefield 1

Eastchester 2, Junior Gold 1

Junior Gold 5, New Canaan 1

The Newtown Junior Gold girls continued their strong play at the New Canaan Jamboree. The defense was anchored by Celia Gold, Tess Baldino, Britanny Meisenheimer and Haley Keane. The midfielders hustled and caused turnovers and and were led in ground ball pick-ups by Casey Harkins and Holli Olson who combined for 12. Goals were scored by Maddie Bridges, Eliza Eggleston, Harkins, Alana O’Donnell, Katie Cappelli, Charlotte Stenz, Tess Baldino and Meisenheimer. Maddie Peck, Harkins and Meisenheimer combined to make 14 saves.

Senior Girls

Senior Gold 10, New Fairfield 8: Brianna Leblanc made 12 saves in goal and Erin Kenning popped in 5 goals. Meaghan Brophy led the team with 4 ground balls and added three goals. Meaghan Harkins added a goal and 2 assists and Paige Murphy scored a goal. 

Greenwich Jamboree

The Senior Gold Girls went 3 and 1 by defeating Sacred Heart, Wilton and Greenwich but going down to a tough Ridgewood, NJ squad. Carly Ferris and Kelly O’Sullivan stepped up to play goal and combined for 9 saves. Cassie Ekstrom, Kristy Vos Winkle, Meaghan Brophy Julia Trudell and Erin Kenning controlled the games, combining for 27 of the teams 39 ground balls. Meaghan Harkins had 4 assists and Maddie Fletcher had 2 interceptions. Jaclyn Dailey, Lindsey Jagoe, Olivia Phenix, Caroline Kingsley and Emily Maher forced turnovers to keep the opponents at bay. Allie Samson and Paige Murphy also scored goals in the jamboree.

Senior Gold 7, Ridgefield 8A 14: In a battle against one of the toughest teams in the county, the Gold dropped a hard fought battle. Cassie Ekstrom  had 4 ground balls and Brianna Leblanc had 6 saves in goal during the relentless attack. Maddie Fletcher and Jaclyn Dailey were aggressive on defense against a strong offense. Meaghan Harkins had 3 assists. Goals were scored by Meaghan Brophy, Kellie O’Sullivan, Kristy Vos Winkle, Julia Trudell, Erin Kenning and Harkins.

Senior Blue 7, Danbury 5: Olivia Korth and Helene Sorensen stopped 5 shots while Noelle Benson, Olivia Ingham and Tessa Scott led the team with a combined 10 ground balls. Amanda Crowell, Mary Beth Semosky, Mary Joe Rossi, Sydney Hansen, Rachel Wiberg and Ingham all found the net.

Shelton 6, Senior Blue 4: Helena Sorensen and Olivia Korth combined to block 9 shots on goal. Tressa Scott and Katie McManus led the team in ground balls. Anna Northrop, Sorensen and Scott scored and Julie LaPerch had an assist.

Senior Girls Blue 9, Wilton 7/8B 5: Brittany Boggs and Mary Joe Rossi played great in goal while Amy Caporale, Ashley Headen, Lauren Harrison and Taylor Reardon played solid defense. Julia DiLuoffo had 2 assists. Noelle Benson, Julie LaPerch, Olivia Korth, Anna Northrop and Rachel Wiberg led the scoring attack.

Bantam Girls Travel

Newtown 12, Brookfield 1: Newtown was led by the excellent all around play of Julia Sughrue and Caroline Caporale. Sughrue held Brookfield scoreless in the first half, with three saves in goal and added a goal and two assists in the second half. Caporale had 2 saves in goal, and scored twice and scooped six ground balls during her time in the field. Nikki Zaccaro had five goals and two assists. Meghan Doyle had three goals and three assists. Emily Bell rounded out the scoring with a goal and one assist. Nevan Gattney had seven ground balls and Olivia Holman and Bridget Walsh had strong games on defense.

Bantam Girls In-House

Screaming Eagles vs Hungry Hippos: Screaming Eagles: Kayla Keddy and Sydney Marino each had two assists and several ground balls. Alison Kelleher had a goal, two assists and four ground balls. Jenna Lavelle had a goal and a strong defensive game. Caroline “CeCe” Condon had a strong game in goal and two assists the second half. Haley Harkins and Caroline Caporale each had two goals. Nikki Zaccaro added six goals for the Eagles. Hungry Hippos: Sara Widman  made a great effort for the offense while Abby Pearson hustled on defense. Tessa Leon-Gambetta played an all-around good game.

All Stars vs Smashers: All Stars: Casey Muckell turned in an all-around strong performance while Danielle Samson had a great game on attack. Sarah Dowling and Morgan Sclanfani played tough defense. Smashers: Kayla O’Rorke played solid defense. Hayley Lambert, Kiera Sughrue and Emily Bell all scored.

Smashers vs The Hound Dogs: Smashers: Dylan Zahansky had 3 impressive saves in the goal. Meaghan Lynn was quick on the attack. Lexie Leidlein picked up multiple grounders. Julia Sughrue provided nice stick work.

Boys’ In-house

Bandits 7, Shamrox 3: The Bandits pulled away in the second half of a 3-3 tie to beat a feisty Shamrox team. Ethan Tousignant (4 goals), Max Goldstein (1 goal) and Reid Harrison (2 goals) led the Bandits’ second half charge. Defensively, Michael Annesley, Kyle Good and Griffin Cross were quick to the ball to slow down the Shamrox offense in the second half. Tucker Garrity (2 goals) and Hans Sorenson (1 goal) paced the Shamrox offense in the first half. Alek Budd and Thomas Coppinger played hard nose defense to slow down the Bandit offense.

Roughnecks 4, Titans 2: After a scoreless first half, both teams found their offense and the back of the goal. The Roughnecks’ offense was led by Stewart Olson (3 goals) and Ethan Cox (1 goal). Jack Buchler, Eric Moore, Michael Sheridan and Vincent Genovese were relentless on groundballs to keep the Titans off balance. Michael Garner led the Titan charge in the second half with 2 goals. Riley McCafferty, Jack Hannan and Alex Street worked hard for groundballs and contain the Roughneck offense.

Blue 9, Yellow 5

Jake Erney played well at attack and scored for the U11 Blue team. Also in on the scoring for U11 Blue was Josh Headen, Tommy Kitzmiller and Matt Bucci. Shane Gattey and Cameron Mitchell had stand out games in the field, while Elliot Gregory and Cayden Dunn scored for the U11 Yellow team. Declan Sullivan, Chris Mok, Matthew Krasnickas had superb play in the field and Spencer Burden had a great day in the goal.


Yellow 5, Blue 3

Michael Cirone, Erik Street, Owen Sandercox and Andy Braun scored for U13 Yellow, with Doug Main having a MVP caliber game in goal with over 10 saves. For the U13 Blue team, Otto Kerler and Curtis Giles won numerous face offs. Scoring for U13 Blue was Giles and Michael Poulter.

Travel Results

Newtown Lightning Boys Blue 12, Relax Lightning White 3: Newtown Lightning Boys Blue took on Relax Lightning White and won their first game this season in big fashion.  Newtown led the whole game, and leading the potent offense were Matthew Bucci and Elliott Gregory.  Both of these middies had great energy and were non-stop on both sides of the ball this game.  Newtown “D” played big too, and pretty much turned away each offensive possession as made by their opponent.  Leading Newtown’s defense included Noah LaFerriere and Gordon Walsh, who both did a great job bodying up and keeping in between their opponent and the goal.

Newtown Lightning Boys Blue 10, Trumbull Lightning 6: Newtown got off to a slow start and spotted Trumbull a lead before fighting back and out hustling their opponent. Newtown’s defense was led by Ryan Campbell who was outstanding in goal, including turning away a couple of one-on-one situations. Gabriel Barrett also came up big on defense taking away Trumbull’s momentum with clears and multiple interceptions to preserve the lead. Newtown’s offense was led by Garrett Whaley and Cayden Dunn, each with 2 goals, and by Tommy Kitzmiller (1 goal) who played well on both side of the ball as and had 5 ground balls.

Ridgefield Bantam Black 6, Newtown Bantam Gold 3: The offense was led by Tucker Garrity, Ethan Tousignant and Gino Pagliaro each of whom found the back of the cage to put Newtown on the scoreboard in the second half. Stewart Olson, Max Goldstein and Kyle Roche were aggressive on defense and ground balls and Tyler Rising had several big saves to limit Ridgefield to one goal in the second half. The midfield play of Ethan Cox, Declan Sughrue, Owen Rahr and Michael Garner helped Newtown control the ball on both ends of the field.

Newtown Lightning Gold 8, Brookfield Lightning 6: Jared Pearson turned in a standout performance, scoring half of Newtown’s goals and firing a baker’s dozen of shots on Brookfield’s goaltender. Ryan Marusi, Matt Meyers, Scott Bauer and Peyton Manning each put one on the board. Kris Whelan, Patrick Conte, Nicholas Genovese, Quinn Helmig and Bobby Haskins kept the pressure on with strong passing and ground ball action. Jeremy Salaris turned in another stellar game in the goal.

Newtown Lightning Gold 11, Cheshire Lightning Black 2: Matt Meyers, Mitchell Savoca, Jared Pearson and Christian Morlock and single points racked up by Ryan Marusi, Scott Bauer and Peyton Manning. Grant Varnum, Sam Cox, Austin LeBlanc and Colin McCafferty contributed with solid passes, multiple shots on net and good groundball recovery. Josh Headen and Charlie Fletcher held up Newtown’s defenses, allowing Jeremy Salaris to take a break from the cage and take to the turf.

Newtown Senior Gold 8, Brewster Seniors 6: Strong midfield play by Tyler Hanley, Jacob Newton Tanzer and Chris Erikson helped Newtown get back to within one by halftime. Tom Bauer and Jack Kearney played strong defense. Solid play between the pipes by Evan Isaacs. The game was tied in the fourth quarter by some key goals from Graham Derrickson and Parker Rodbell. Stephen Walsh helped the Attack with solid ball handling. James Marusi played aggressive lacrosse at the long stick middie position, broke up a pass and scored the go-ahead goal.

Newtown 8, Brewster 7: Graham Derrickson scored 2 goals and 2 assists and Parker Rodbell had 2 goals. Cody Ryan scored a goal, Jacob Newton Tanzer had a goal and 2 assists and James Marusi scored two goals and had one assist.

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