Lacrosse: Lightning win title
The Shelton Lacrosse Lightning Black team won the CONNY lacrosse championship on Saturday, June 1.
The team, made up of fourth and fifth graders from Shelton, battled from behind in both games to post two wins.
In the first game, Shelton played the River Ticks from Old Lyme and after staking them to a two-goal lead, came storming back to force overtime.
Attackman Jake Oddo picked up a loose ball and deposited it into the back of the cage for the win.
Middie Zack Prindle had won the all-important faceoff for Shelton to start overtime that led to the game-winning goal. Scoring for Shelton besides Oddo were Griffin Broad, Ryan Daly and Owen DaSilva, with great attack support from Chase Fida. Dash Kline was stellar in goal with almost a dozen saves.
In the championship game, Shelton faced off against Wilton.
Again, after Wilton took a 5-2 lead, Shelton stormed back with seven straight goals to push the lead to two goals — which it never relinquished.
Kline was a brick wall in the cage again, limiting the high-powered Wilton offense to only a few goals. The Shelton defense of Kyle Corby, Nick Pagliuso, Billy Zaccagnini and Max DaSilva held Wilton in check.
The Shelton middies won the faceoff and groundball battle all day.
Tyler Pjatak and Prindle dominated at the faceoff X, while Jared Sedlock, Reilly Brennan, Joey Buccigross, Gavin Rohlman, Michael Cisero, Spencer Keith and Justin Dingwall led the charge all day through the middle of the field.
It was a great season for the Black team, as they finished 9-4.
The team is coached by Matt Brennan, Vinny Ciambriello, Mike Cisero and Scott Daly.