Girls lacrosse: Attack heats up

Morgan Moubayed scored five goals for the WEston High girls lacrosse team in its game against Pomperaug on Thursday, May 2. Weston won 23-8.—Rocco Paul Valluzzo photo

Morgan Moubayed scored five goals for the WEston High girls lacrosse team in its game against Pomperaug on Thursday, May 2. Weston won 23-8.—Rocco Paul Valluzzo photo

No matter what the competition the Weston High girls varsity lacrosse team still found ways to score as of lately.

In their past two games the Trojans tallied 39 goals. Along the way they also extended their winning streak to 11 games.

Hosting Pomperaug on Thursday, May 2, the Trojans went ahead to stay early in the contest. Pomperaug did threaten later on but the hosts went on another run for a 23-8 win. It was Weston’s highest tally of the season.

Danielle DeCanio and Taylor Swanson scored to put the Trojans up 2-0 early in the first half. Although Pomperaug’s Amanda Silk’s goal at 20:28 cut it to 2-1 Weston responded with a seven-goal run, capped off by Morgan Moubayed’s tally with 15:21 left.

The Panthers did not go quietly, however, cutting the lead to 12-7 with 4:17 left in the half. Such only prompted Weston to respond in kind, which included two goals by Lindsay Koch in the last 16 seconds to make it 15-7 at halftime.

When play resumed the Trojans held the Panthers to only one more goal, courtesy of Chelsey Donato. Weston’s attack was far from finished, scoring eight more times before the final buzzer sounded.

Koch led Weston with six goals. She also had five assists. Moubayed scored five with three assists and Alexa Werner netted four with an assist.

Swanson scored three and Fran Holmes had two (five assists). Steph Thomson and DeCanio (two assists) scored two and one respectively.

Saturday’s contest at Ridgefield would be Weston’s closest contest of the season. In fact the game went into overtime before the Trojans prevailed for a 16-15 non-league victory.

Weston found itself trailing for much of the time and was behind 9-6 at the half. At one point Ridgefield had a 14-8 lead, coming with 16 minutes left to play.

The Trojans did not give up, outscoring the hosts 7-1 in the time remaining. One by DeCanio tied it at 15-15, sending the game into overtime.

Weston was first to strike in the extra period, the game-winner coming courtesy of Ana Flooks.

Moubayed led Weston with six goals. She also had three assists. Koch scored four.

Swanson netted three (one assist) while Thomson (two assists), Flooks, DeCanio (one assist) and Holmes (one assist) all scored one apiece.

Weston is at Northwest Catholic today (Thursday) at 4:45 p.m. and hosts Brien McMahon on Tuesday at 6.

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