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Hawk Lacrosse Teams Post Season-Opening Triumphs

Published: April 04, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Ali Kelleher controls the ball during Newtown's win over Immaculate. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Ali Kelleher controls the ball during Newtown's win over Immaculate. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Lu Hage, left, defends an Immaculate player. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Lu Hage, left, defends an Immaculate player. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown High School' girls' and boys' lacrosse teams began the season with convincing wins - the girls posting a 15-3 victory over visiting Immaculate of Danbury and the boys logging a 20-1 triumph at Immaculate - on Tuesday, April 3.

Alex Futterman netted eight goals and had a trio of assists to power the offense as the Nighthawks reached double-digit scoring the first half before taking their foot off the gas with the win well in hand.

Hana Rosenthal scored three times, and Ali Kelleher, Rylee Harrell, Dylan Zahansky, and Keeley Kortze also hit the net in the victory.

Charli Condon had four assists, and Kelleher, Harrell, and Kortze all recorded helpers.

"We rode the ball really well today; we transitioned the ball really well. We played high-pressure defense that disrupted their offense," Newtown Coach Maura Fletcher said.

Fletcher credited Colleen Phaneuf, Cassidy Kortze, and Lauren Carrino for playing solid defensively. Tess Davenport made four saves in goal.

It's only game one, and the Nighthawks have a ways to go before the playoffs when they ramp up to defend their South-West Conference title.

"There's always room for improvement," said Fletcher, adding that she would like to see a little better patience on offense.

Boys Win Big

Tucker Garrity had six goals and two assists, Layton Harrell netter four goals and three assists, Aiden Coleman had three tallies to go along with an assist, and Evan Eggleston also had a hat-trick performance, as the NHS boys jumped all over the Mustangs.

Jeff Garrity, Mike Garner, and Kyle Sullivan all had a goal and an assist, and Jack Kuligowski added a goal.

Tanner Stergue Garner combined to win 18 of 23 faceoffs.

Andre Sokk, Alec Budd, and Kyle Shirk each scooped six grounders to lead the way.

Goaltender Jake Dandrea recorded two saves in his first varsity start.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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