Eastern Connecticut Conference Announced Its High School Lacrosse Awards Here’s Who Won
The Eastern Connecticut Conference recently announced its 2022 award winners for boys and girls lacrosse.
All Stars: Shawn Beebe , Leo Goetz , Anthony Gesino , Henry Hatt , Jackson Huta , Jake Kozlowski , C.J. Landry , Sean McCusker , Liam Pickett , Tommy Quiles , David Stoddard , Sawyer Tighe , John Zimmermann .
Honorable mention: Anthony Ballestrini , Tommy Brunelli , Colin Bunkley , Jack Keating , Jonah Libby .
Sportsmanship: Evan Hicks , Eamon Manley , Ethan Moore , John Pokorny , Jack Thompson .
Scholar-Athlete: Chase Beyus , William Chambers , Mason Gallo , Jake Kozlowski , Sam Sweeney .
All Stars: Sam Blumberger , Corbett Brassaw , Avatar Disher , Cameron Elenteny , Gavin Emmons , Ben French , Chase Goulet , Jackson Hayes , Jack Holmes , Nick Lang , Ben Massengale , Cam Riley , Joseph Tyler .
Honorable mention: Will Banfield , Cameron Gouveia , Cameron Reynolds , Roman Rich , Tyler Simao .
Sportsmanship: Jackson Brenek , Alex Castigiuolo , Nicholas Johanson , Ethan Johnson , Joseph Tyler .
Scholar-Athlete: Gavin DeLucia , Eli Diette , Connor Gordon , Jake Flynn , Charlie Niles .
All Stars: Abbie Belleville , Dani Bruno , Nora Casey , Kaitlyn DiLoreto , Rita Sefransky , Molly Page , Skylar Gustavsen , Sarah Newton , Bridget O’Leary , Alice-Ann Rourke , Sydney Sager , Baylee Wilderman .
Sportsmanship: Meredith Healy , Kara Moriarity , Jayne Neault , Jessica Schuth .
Hs Roundup: East Lyme Boys Complete Perfect Lacrosse Regular Season
May 23STONINGTON Ryan Whaley and Matt Valakos accounted for nine points apiece as East Lyme High School completed a perfect regular season with a 20-12 boys’ lacrosse victory over Stonington on Saturday.
Whaley finished with six goals and three assists while Valakos had two goals and seven assists for the Vikings , who will be the top seed in next week’s Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament.
Wes Williamson added four goals and two assists for East Lyme while Anthony Gesino and Garisen Wiese had two goals apiece, Cooper Pazzaglia had a goal and two assists, Miles Hinkley, Zach Boguszewski and Sean McCusker each scored once and goalies Mason Gallo and Spencer Sherman made four saves apiece.
Sophomore Cam Elenteny led the Bears with six goals and two assists, fellow sophomore Ben Massengale added three goals and goalie Will Banfield stopped 19 shots.
In other games:
Jake Chapman and Kellen Paparella had six points apiece to highlight Bacon Academy’s 12-9 victory over Fitch. Chapman finished with three goals and three assists while Paparella had two goals and four assists for the Bobcats . Jack Holmes and Gavin Emmons added two goals apiece for Bacon and Tyler Graham had a goal and two assists. Evan Salen scored four goals for Fitch while Josh Letellier had two goals and three assists, James Deichler had a goal and two assists, Tate Gordon two goals and Ty Peters a goal and an assist.
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Guilford Has Too Much Firepower For East Lyme Girls In Class M Lacrosse Quarters
Top-seeded Guilford, the defending state champ which boasts All-American and three-sport star Maddie Epke, didn’t make any of that easy, eliminating No. 8 East Lyme in Class M state tournament quarterfinals 19-8 Friday.
Guilford, which advanced to Tuesday’s semifinal against No. 5 Masuk, performed every task with the utmost confidence, scoring nine straight goals in the first half to take its lead from 3-2 to 12-2, rarely even letting East Lyme possess the ball.
That didn’t stop Schneider from expressing his pride to this East Lyme team, which finished 15-5 with an Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament title.
“Everything,” Schenider said, asked what the players have given to the team. “They’ve sacrificed. They’ve worked hard. They’ve overcome challenges they’ve been faced with. I mean, for a team that started 10 new varsity starters at the beginning of the year, actually it was 11 after Ella got hurt, to go this far with that group …
“We’ll be back in this situation again next year and in the future. We have to be happy with how we played through this whole season, just girls stepping up.”
Epke, who will play next season at Division I James Madison, finished with four goals and four assists and teammate Lorelei King also had four goals.
East Lyme got two goals and an assist from Abbie Belleville, two goals from Dani Bruno and a goal and an assist each from Sydney Sager and Greta Schwartz. Goalie Gigi Franco had 16 saves.
A Day Of Celebration For East Lyme Girls’ Lacrosse
Groton East Lyme had a couple reasons to celebrate Tuesday.
The Vikings clinched the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I regular-season title in girls’ lacrosse.
Also, junior Dani Bruno scored her 100th career goal in a hard-earned 16-11 victory over Fitch at Groton Middle School.
To reach that milestone in a meaningful title-clinching victory made it even more special.
“Definitely a huge accomplishment,” Bruno said. “These last two years have been so fun. But I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my team.”
All in all, it was a good day for the Vikings, who swept the regular-season series against Fitch and improved to 11-4 overall, 7-0 in Division I.
“We forget that last year’s team, we hadn’t won the ECCs in four years,” East Lyme coach Phil Schneider said. “So, we came back last year and that was our goal. This is a whole new team than what we had last year.
“Every time we win a game, those are special occasions. You get 16 of them in the regular season. You can’t not be excited about winning a game.”
The Vikings were powered by a balanced scoring attack, as seven different players scored goals. Bruno topped the charts with four goals and one assist while Meghan Nagle had three goals and Abigail Belleville, Alanna Benoit, Sydney Sager and Lillian Poletto chipped in two goals apiece. Kaci Pierce added one.
Bruno’s milestone moment came at an important point in the second half.
The Vikings reestablished a comfortable lead, going up 16-9.
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East Lyme Boys Score Final Four Goals To Pull Out 13
And yet with hosannas come expectations that exceed the program’s pedestrian 4-3 record heading into Tuesday’s rainy date on Bacon Academy’s soggy natural grass. But then, Gary Wight has his players well drilled on many things, especially reading the calendar.
“We hope our out of conference schedule prepares us for state games,” senior Sean McCusker said, alluding to the primary reason for the un-Viking like record thus far. “It prepared us for today, too.”
Indeed, the Vikings may carry the 13-12 win with Bacon deep into the state tournament, if for no other reason than to reinforce some perseverance. East Lyme trailed 12-9 with 8:55 remaining and played almost flawlessly when it counted most.
McCusker scored his fourth goal the game winner with 2:11 remaining, capping a four-goal rally. Drew Sager made it 12-10 before Sawyer Tighe brought the Vikings within a goal. Anthony Gesino tied it with 2:38 remaining, after a clutch save from goalkeeper Spencer Sherman denied the Bobcats an insurance goal.
“We always talk about getting better as the season goes on. Part of that is to schedule really good teams,” Wight said. “We’ve had Madison and Xavier so far. We’ll use this game and those, too, to build on as we get to June.”
Gesino scored three times and Tighe scored twice for the Vikes, who rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the second period to tie the game at 6 by halftime.
Sam Blumberger and Ethan LoVetere scored two goals apiece for Bacon.
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