STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERDallas' Brian Novicki scrambles with the ball away from Crestwood's Gabriel Chmiola and Kevin Klusewitz.
Shelton High's girls lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season with a 15-3 triumph over visiting Wolcott on Friday night.
Green Hope struck first when Aiden Callahan scored an unassisted goal three minutes into the game. "We're absolutely going to keep punching", Rising Sun coach Justin Parker said. "They knew they struggled in the preseason and they were focused (today) and came out and ready to play". "We can't look ahead or anything like that".
Nick Solinsky scored four goals for Dallas, and Herron and David Lipinski both added three goals.
Darien had points from eight different players, including four multi-goal efforts, used two different goalies, and received a strong overall effort in all facets of the game.
The Lady Chargers added three more goals in the second half to extend out to an 18-1 lead which eventually became the final score. It was their second-largest lead of the game, but Dallas had already erased a 7-4 deficit that half and still had plenty of fight. We're still in it to win it ...
"We had a tough preseason ... getting blown out a couple times and not knowing where we stood", said Barrett said, who took over for Joe Hezlep, a six-time state champion in his 10 years at the school. Peters, entering his sixth year at the helm of the Wildcats, knows it will not be easy to get that extra win, but he feels like his team has the ability to get it done.
Riley Tull and Lauren Allen each scored two goals to lead the Lady Cards (3-2). Michael Starbuck ran out from behind the net afterward and flicked a quick pass to Landon, who rifled in the tying goal from point-blank before the Comets could react, with 47.7 seconds to play. Actually, the way Wilmington coach Fran Peters sees it, just one goal separated his team from the tournament berth they so desperately wanted.
"We've got a lot of season left". We have Hobart Saturday at home on Senior Day. Johnson assisted on Riportella's first goal of the game to open the run with 14:49 remaining in the half and then capped the half with her third goal of the afternoon with just four second on the clock. CRESTWOOD ASSISTS: Anthony Caporuscio 3, Trey Zabroski 3, Wyatt Malia, Matt Tirpak, Sean Murphy, Gabriel Chmiola.