Girls lacrosse: Top performers and games to watch (May 5)


Elena Bontatibus, Simsbury: The junior attack collected five goals, including the 100th of her career, during the Trojans’ 11-10 overtime victory against Glastonbury on Tuesday. She also had five goals and an assist in a 14-2 win over Tolland on Friday.

Mackenzie Chapman, Simsbury: The senior middie scored the winning goal in Simsbury’s 11-10 OT win against Glastonbury. Junior Reece Willison, another middie, had 10 draw controls to lead the Trojans.

Hannah Cross, Weston: Cross, a freshman, collected five goals, three assists and four caused turnovers in the Trojans’ 18-11 victory against Bethel on Tuesday.

Maddie Epke, Guilford: The senior scored five goals, including the game-winner, as the Grizzlies edged Daniel Hand 15-14 on Tuesday.

Kaleigh Harden, New Canaan: The senior middie collected five goals and five draw controls in the Rams’ 16-6 victory over Ridgefield Tuesday at Dunning Field.

Chloe Humphrey, Darien: Humphrey had six points, scoring five goals and dishing out one assist, as No. 1 Darien topped No. 3 Wilton 12-8 on Monday.

Gretchen Kawecki, Old Saybrook: Kawecki scored six goals to help Old Saybrook overcome North Branford 11-10 in a battle of Shoreline contenders last Thursday. Old Saybrook trailed 8-3 at halftime but rallied for the win.

Dylan Lyons, Amity: The junior led the Spartans’ attack with four goals and one assist during an 11-10 win over perennial SCC power Cheshire last Friday.

Jaya Mackenzie, Sheehan: The senior amassed 10 goals as the Titans rolled to an 18-7 win over Mercy last Thursday.

Marena Morales, Tolland: The sophomore scored nine goals in an 18-8 victory over Griswold.

Avery Olchefskie, Glastonbury: The sophomore midfielder scored four goals on five shots, and had three caused turnovers, and five draw controls in a 11-10 overtime loss to Simsbury on Tuesday.

Kylee Payne, Foran: The junior led the Lions with five goals during an 11-10 win over Hamden on Tuesday. Foran is 11-1 this spring and the Lions and Guilford are the only two teams with fewer than two losses in Class M.

Shea Saracino, North Haven: Saracino had 12 goals and three assists in two North Haven victories. She had five goals and two assists in a 12-4 win against Shelton last Thursday, and seven goals and one assist in a 14-13 win over Berlin on Saturday.

Hannah Sommer, North Haven: Sommer collected 21 saves to help North Haven defeat Berlin 14-13 on Saturday.

Molly Snow, Wilton: The junior collected seven points with five goals and a pair of assists in No. 3 Wilton’s 16-2 romp over No. 8 Greenwich last Thursday.

Kacie Wines, Daniel Hand: The Lehigh-bound senior racked up 10 points on seven goals and three assists, including one to her sister Haley, in the Tigers’ 16-7 victory over Conard on Saturday. She also had a three-goal, two-assist effort in a 10-9 win over Sacred Heart Academy on Thursday.

Sydney Widlitz, Guilford: Widlitz, the Grizzlies’ senior goalie, recorded her 300th career save during a 16-5 win over East Lyme last Thursday. Widlitz, who will play for Union next year, has been Guilford’s starting goalie since her freshman season.

Mia Williams, Foran: The senior reached a career milestone with her 100th career goal in the Lions’ 11-10 win over Hamden on Tuesday. Williams had a hat trick in that contest.


Simsbury at Daniel Hand, Saturday, 2: Both teams had big games on Tuesday, with Simsbury beating perennial CCC power Glastonbury 11-10 in OT, and Daniel Hand falling to defending SCC and Class M champ Guilford 15-14. This sets up as a very interesting cross-conference match-up.

Wilton at Cheshire, Saturday, 6: The FCIAC meets the SCC yet again as No. 3 Wilton travels to No. 10 Cheshire for a Saturday night showdown.

Darien at Moorestown (NJ), Monday, 6: The Blue Wave goes out of state for the final time this spring to take a New Jersey power. Darien was 11-0 overall with wins over Manhasset (NY), Victor (NY) and Ridgewood (NJ) heading into action on Wednesday.

Greenwich at Ridgefield, Tuesday, 4:30: No.5 Ridgefield caps a stretch of difficult games by hosting No. 8 Greenwich at Tiger Hollow.

Staples at New Canaan, Tuesday, 6: No. 2 New Canaan gets its final true regular-season test when it hosts No. 6 Staples.

Cheshire at Guilford, Tuesday, 6: The two SCC contenders have met already this season, with Guilford pulling out a 14-12 victory at Cheshire.

New Fairfield at Weston, Tuesday, 6: Both teams are at the top of the SWC and Class S standings, making this a key contest in both races. New Fairfield made a move up to No. 7 in the state poll this week, while Weston sits just outside the top 10.

Daniel Hand at Amity, Tuesday, 7: Amity recently earned a key win when it defeated Cheshire 11-10 on April 29. The Spartans will try to keep the good times rolling against a strong Daniel Hand squad.