East Lyme to host ECC lacrosse finals tonight

Top-seeded East Lyme will try to win its seventh straight Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' lacrosse championship today when it plays No. 2 Fitch in the title game at 5:30 p.m.

The East Lyme-Fitch game is part of a championship doubleheader at East Lyme's Dick North Stadium as No. 1 Stonington will play two-time defending champion East Lyme, the No. 2 seed, for the boys' title at 7:30.

Fitch (11-5-1) will have its hands full against the high-scoring East Lyme girls, who swept the season series from its Large Division rivals, scoring 17 goals each time. The Vikings (14-3) won 17-5 on April 18 and 17-9 on May 14.

Fitch rallied for a 9-8 win over Norwich Free Academy in Wednesday's semifinals while East Lyme defeated Stonington 12-6.

In the boys' final, East Lyme (13-4) will be out to avenge a 7-6 loss to the Bears (14-3) back on April 11.

Neither team lost to another ECC opponent and advanced to the title game with relative ease, Stonington beating Bacon Academy 16-7 in the semis and East Lyme defeating Ledyard 10-3.

- Day Staff Reports

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