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New England High School Notebook: Highlighting Four State Championships

NE HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKS

By NoontimeSports.com 

It was an exciting weekend for a few New England high school lacrosse teams that captured their respective division or class championships.

Here is a recap with some links of what you missed from this past weekend’s finales in ConnecticutNew Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as what occurred earlier this month when Rhode Island crowned six state champions.

Connecticut Boy’s Lacrosse 

Connecticut Girl’s Lacrosse 

New Hampshire Boy’s Lacrosse 

  • In Division I, Pinkerton Academy scored its second-straight two-goal championship win over Bishop Guertin this past Saturday at Bill Ball Stadium. The Cardinals of Bishop Guertin defeated the Astros earlier this season when the two teams met in mid-April. After losing to Hingham in mid-May, the Astros returned to the win column to finish their 2019 campaign on a 10-game winning streak.
  • In Division II, Derryfield finished its 2019 campaign with some hardware by defeating Winnacunnet, 9-1. The two teams met earlier this season with the Cougars claiming a hard-fought 9-8 win. Derryfield lost just once this season but finished its season on a seven-game winning streak.
  • In Division III, Hopkinton capped its season with a 15-5 championship over top-seed Pelham. The Hawks fell to Pelham earlier this season by a score of 9-5. Hopkinton would rebound, though, finishing their regular season slate on a five-game winning streak.

New Hampshire Girl’s Lacrosse 

  • In Division I, the third-seed Bishop Guertin outlasted Pinkerton, 12-11, to claim their second-straight championship (BG needed overtime to beat Bedford last June). Prior to edging the Astros, the Cardinals beat both Bedford (10-9) and Merrimack (19-6).
  • In Division II, Portsmouth, the top seed in this year’s tournament, defeated Winnacunnet, 10-5, to claim its third-straight championship. The win was also Portsmouth’s second victory against Winnacunnet in the title round in three seasons.
  • In Division III, Hopkinton celebrated its first-ever championship in program history with a 12-11 win over Derryfield. The win erased memories of last season, which saw Hopkinton fall to Laconia, 10-6.

Rhode Island Boy’s Lacrosse (Championships occurred earlier this month)

  • In Division I, top-seed La Salle finished its season with a 7-6 championship win over Moses Brown, which entered the postseason as the second seed. Prior to beating Moses Brown, La Salle knocked-off Bishop Hendricken, 17-7, in the semifinals.
  • In Division II, second-seed South Kingstown needed to score a trio of wins, including a title round victory over top-seed Portsmouth to secure a 12-10 championship win. Curtis Rasmussen highlighted his team’s win with 17 saves, while Max Willette added seven points on five goals and two assists. The championship victory was the first for SK.
  • In Division III, fourth-seed Westerly outlasted second-seed Narragansett, 8-7, to cap its season with a 16-3 record. Prior to beating Narragansett, the Bulldogs scored wins over PCD/SRA Co-op (15-3) and Burrillville (11-10).

Rhode Island Girl’s Lacrosse (Championships occurred earlier this month

Vermont Boy’s Lacrosse 

Vermont Girl’s Lacrosse


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Connecticut High School Lax Round-Up: Darien Keeps On Rolling

Conn HS Lax RoundUp

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

Noontime Sports is happy to unveil our first-ever Connecticut High School Lacrosse Round-Up, which will be posted once a week.

Our goal for this post is to highlight the state’s high school lacrosse scene with news, links, and scores.

If you are a coach, fan, parent or HUGE supporter of the nutmeg’s high school lacrosse scene, then let us know by dropping us a line at NoontimeSports@gmail.com.

Enjoy our initial post (below!) and make sure to follow-us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Also, let us know via email (or social media) what we should publicize in next week’s Connecticut High School Lacrosse Round-Up! 

In case you missed it, 3D Rising released its State-By-State Rankings on Tuesday, May 2nd and Darien secured the top spot, while New Canaan (7-4) and Wilton (8-3) checked-in second and third, respectively.

The Blue Wave (10-0) recently scored its 10th win of the season, defeating Staples-Westport by a score of 19-3 on Tuesday.

Today (Thursday, May 4th), they’re visiting St. Anthony’s of New York before returning home this Saturday, May 6th against Ridgefield (7-2).

Darien boasts an impressive 3-0 ledger against New York squads this season. They defeated Yorktown in their season-opener by a score of 15-4 before beating Niskayuna and Manhasset.

The Blue Wave checked-in sixth this week on the USA Today Sports Super 25 Expert Ranking. Last week, they were also ranked sixth in the country.

Ridgefield, which has won four-straight, will also be competing today against a New York squad as they host John Jay-Cross River.

As noted in this past weekend’s News TimeWes Carpenter was the hero for the Tigers in a dramatic one-goal victory over Staples-Westport on Saturday, April 29th.

The victory over the Wreckers was followed-up with a 19-3 win over Westhill on Tuesday of this week.

Following their contest against Darien, the Tigers will visit Trumbull (8-3) and Brien McMahon-Norwalk (4-6) before turning on the May 13th against St. Joseph (4-7).

Avery Foye, Christian Paley and Dom Giachello each recorded a hat trick, while Chris Allen registered 14 stops in Somers’ 10th win of the season over Hall-West Hartford. The quartet has guided the Spartans to an impressive 10-0 record – similar to the teams above, Somers is in action today against Rocky Hill and tomorrow against Ellington.

Last season, Ken McCarthy‘s unit beat Ellington twice en route to a Class S Final victory.

Despite falling to Somers earlier this season, Ellington boasts an 8-3 record – they recently secured their eighth win earlier this week with a 15-4 win over Canton.

Finally, a BIG congrats is due to the New Milford High School (8-5) boy’s lacrosse team, which punched its ticket to the upcoming state tournament.

The Green Wave, guided by second-year head coach Evan Cassells, have scored some impressive wins this season, including a hard-fought 12-11 overtime win over Brookfield last month. Brookfield defeated New Milford twice last season.

Time for some ‘In Case You Missed It’ Stories