Girls lacrosse: Top performers and games to watch (April 27)


Isabelle Casucci, St. Joseph: Casucci scored nine goals in the Cadets’ 19-5 victory against town rival Trumbull last Thursday. She also dished out one assist. The performance followed a three-goal, three-assist performance in a 20-4 win over Warde on April 21.

Caroline Colton, Somers: The senior attack reached a career milestone with her 100th career goal as Somers played to a 10-10 double overtime tie with East Catholic last Thursday. Colton, who has committed to play at American International College, finished with a hat trick.

Lauren Delaney, Trumbull: The senior midfielder has nine goals and 18 draw controls in the Eagles’ last four games.

Ivy Goodman, Stonington: The senior hit a career milestone with her 100th career goal and set a school record with seven assists during the Bears’ 15-6 win over Waterford on Tuesday. Goodman had four goals in that game, and has 13 goals and 15, assists in the last three games

Ava Harris, Cheshire: The junior delivered nine points with four goals and five assists as Cheshire rolled past Lauralton Hall 17-8 on Tuesday. Harris also had three goals and three assists for six points in an 11-8 victory against Daniel Hand last Friday.

Meghan Hoynes, St. Joseph: The sophomore had 18 points over two games, collecting three goals and four assists in a 20-4 win over Warde on April 21, and two goals and nine assists in a 19-5 win over rival Trumbull last Thursday.

Grace Kavanaugh, Tolland: The senior All-State defender had team high eight ground balls, four caused turnovers and two steals in the Eagles’ 17-13 victory at East Catholic on Tuesday.

Braeden LeBeau, North Branford: The senior racked up nine points with five goals and four assists in a 19-7 win over Lyman Hall on Tuesday.

Amelia Logan, Masuk: The junior has registered 17 goals and seven assists in the Panthers’ last three games, giving her season totals of 34 goals and 20 assists in eight games.

Ali MacDougall, Pomperaug: The Panthers’ senior goal amassed 19 saves in a 12-6 loss to unbeaten New Fairfield on Tuesday.

Maeve Madura, Morgan: Madura scored 10 goals to lead Morgan to its first win of the season, 16-13 over Cromwell on Tuesday.

Ava Matikowski, Cheshire: Matikowski, a junior, had a hat trick and three assists in a 17-8 win over Lauralton Hall on Tuesday.

Molly McGuckin, Darien: The senior had a team-high five goals with one assist during a 16-5 win over St. Joseph on Monday. Ceci Stein and Ryan Hapgood each scored four goals.

Marena Morales, Tolland: Morales, a sophomore, racked up seven goals in the Eagles’ 17-13 victory at East Catholic on Tuesday.

Allie Ottochian, Sheehan: The senior collected eight goals, including the 100th of her career, as the Titans defeated Branford 14-11 last Friday.

Juliana Pagano, Masuk: Pagano, a senior, has 28 goals and 30 draw controls in eight games, including 13 goals and nine draw controls in the past three games.

Dillyn Patten, New Canaan: The senior attack had six goals and one assist in two games as New Canaan upended Eastport-South Manor (NY) and Northport (NY), both 12-8, last week. Northport was ranked No. 2 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse National Top 25.

Maren Riley, East Catholic: The senior goalie amassed 21 saves when East Catholic played to a 10-10 tie in double overtime against Somers last Thursday.

Payton Root, Guilford: The sophomore hit a career milestone when she scored her 100th career goal in the Grizzlies’ 19-5 win over Sacred Heart Academy on Friday.

Devon Russell, New Canaan: The sophomore middie scored three goals to help the Rams win 12-8 over Northport (NY), the second-ranked team in the Nike/US Lacrosse National Top 25.

Lily Schoonmaker, Mercy: The junior scored eight goals in an 11-8 win over West Haven on Monday, and had five goals in an 18-5 defeat against Daniel Hand on Tuesday.

Molly Snow, Wilton: Snow, a junior, had 10 goals and 23 assists in the last four games, which all results in Warrior victories. That included an 11-point performance with four goals and seven assists during a 18-5 win over Ludlowe on Tuesday.

Mia Williams, Foran: Williams collected seven goals in the Lions’ 17-5 victory over Lyman Hall on Friday.

Kacie Wines, Daniel Hand: The senior registered a hat trick in an 11-8 loss to Cheshire last Friday, and an 18-5 win over Mercy on Tuesday.


Wilton at Greenwich, Thursday: 4:30: The two traditional FCIAC powers clash at Cardinal Stadium. Each team has just one loss and is ranked in the state’s top 10: Wilton at No. 3 and Greenwich at No. 8.

New Fairfield at Newtown, Thursday, 5:30: A battle of unbeatens has the Rebels visiting the Nighthawks. Their two games were wild last year, with New Fairfield winning 9-8, and Newtown winning 10-9 in overtime 10 days later.

Old Saybrook at North Branford, Thursday, 6: The two teams who clashed in last year’s Shoreline title game have already met once this season with Old Saybrook taking a 14-12 decision.

Guilford at East Lyme, Thursday, 7: The SCC visits the ECC. Guilford is riding a seven-game win streak and East Lyme has won four straight. The Grizzlies and Vikings also figure to be in the hunt for this year’s Class M crown.

Glastonbury at Ridgefield, Saturday, 11: Glastonbury travels south to take on No. 5 Ridgefield at Tiger Hollow. The Tigers have split their first eight games, but two of those losses are to teams ranked in the state’s top three.

Wilton at Northport (NY), Saturday, 2:30: The Warriors are in a stretch of three tough games five days. Here, they’ll face a Northport (NY) team which is ranked No. 5 in the nation according to Nike and US Lacrosse.

New Fairfield at New Canaan, Saturday, 4: The Rebels are unbeaten atop the SWC and Class S standings, but second-ranked New Canaan is their biggest challenge to date.

Wilton at Darien, Monday, 4: No. 3 Wilton wraps up its five-day gauntlet by taking on the No. 1 Blue Wave in Darien.

Newtown at Joel Barlow, Monday, 7: A rematch of last year’s SWC championship game, which was won by Barlow.

Darien at St. Anthony’s (NY), Wednesday, 7: The Blue Wave moved up to the No. 2 spot in the latest Nike/US Lacrosse National Top 25, and now has a showdown with the No. 9 team, St. Anthony’s, on the road.

— Dave Stewart