While not many opponents have challenged the Weston High girls lacrosse team this season it is taking nothing for granted as it prepares to start the South-West Conference Division II playoffs this week.
The Trojans are taking a 15-game winning streak into the post-season. They will be facing teams they have beaten earlier as they try to defend their league title.
“It’s definitely exciting,” said Weston head coach Megan Borman, whose team finished the regular season last week. “We’re trying to go into these games like we’ve not played these teams before.”
The top seed, Weston added to its streak with a pair of wins last week, including when it hosted Brien McMahon on Tuesday, May 14. A well-balanced attack continued to be a strong point as it outscored the visitors 16-5 in a non-conference win.
Eight different players scored for Weston. Morgan Moubayed led the team with four goals an Lindsay Koch netted three goal. She also had an assist.
Frances Holmes scored two and continues to lead the team in assists, this time with six. Dana Mitchell and Nicole DeCanio also scored two apiece.
Steph Thomson, Caroline Anderson, Michaela Dyson and Selena Lauria scored one apiece. Ana Flooks had an assist.
At the other end of the field the defense continued to frustrate the opposition. Kristin Caolo finished with five saves.
“They’ve been playing unbelievably,” said Borman. “They work very well together.”
Thursday’s encounter Immaculate was also the final home game of the regular season. As part of Senior Night, Moubayed, Holmes, Grace Mattison, Taylor Swanson, Jordan Ferguson, Stephanie Buffa and Alex Fontaine were recognized in a pre-game ceremony.
After that the Trojans went to work, adding to their winning streak with a 15-6 victory.
As usual, Weston had an effective one-two punch on attack. This time Koch led the way with five goals (one assist) and Moubayed added three.
Others got in on the act as well, including Holmes with a pair of goals (seven assists). Anderson, Flooks, Rhemi Toth, Swanson and Thomson scored one apiece.
Caolo made six saves for Weston.
Note: Weston defeated Stratford 17-7 in the South-West Conference Division II semifinal game on Tuesday. It will play the winner of the Bethel/Lauralton Hall semifinal game for the championship today (Thursday) at home at 4 p.m. Details will follow in the next issue.