An early lead would give the Weston High girls lacrosse team a cushion later in the first round of the state Class S tournament.
The third-seeded Trojans were in front of Sacred Heart Academy by as much as eight-points last Thursday, May 31. Though plagued by a zone defense from their opponent the Trojans persevered, plowing through the Pacers 20-9.
A dominant eight-point Trojans lead through the first half quickly crumbled into only a four-point lead by the second round. The 14th-seeded Pacers wasted no time in rushing Weston’s defense.
However, the Trojans’ best plays came in the second half, when they ripped through the Pacers’ goal zone like it was a rusted gate.
Owing partially to the Pacers’ sloppy second-half defense, and Weston’s ability to capitalize on their weakness, Lindsay Koch led the Trojans with seven goals. Fran Holmes supplemented Koch with six goals of her own.
Weston fired itself up even further on Monday, June 4, as it conquered 11th-seeded Old Lyme 14-3 at home in the quarterfinals.
Koch and Holmes (one assist) scored five goals apiece, while Carolyn Figliola racked up nine saves in goal for Weston. Nicole DeCanio brought in two goals with an assist as Stephanie Thomson and Catie Ledwick threw in one each. Alexa Werner had one assist.