H.S. lacrosse roundup: Williams School repeats as SENE champions

Katia Bourganos (2), Morgan Pill (13) and Ellie Fader (4) of Williams School celebrate a goal during the SENE tournament final against Rocky Hill School on Wednesday at the Williams School Athletic Complex in Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Katia Bourganos (2), Morgan Pill (13) and Ellie Fader (4) of Williams School celebrate a goal during the SENE tournament final against Rocky Hill School on Wednesday at the Williams School Athletic Complex in Waterford. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Waterford — Rachel Luxton and Sophie Salgar scored four goals each as the Williams School girls' lacrosse team beat Rocky Hill School of Rhode Island 15-13 on Wednesday to repeat as SENE tournament champions.

The top seeded Blues (12-1) will learn Thursday night whether they are selected to play in the WNEPSSA Class C tournament this weekend.

"We did everything we possibly could do,'' said Williams coach Chris Emmerson. "We couldn't have had a better year.''

Williams had a 9-3 lead before Rocky Hill scored three to close to within 9-6 at halftime.

Rocky Hill pulled even at 10-10, then Williams sophomore Audrey Matson took over.

"Audrey Matson won three draw controls and scored three quick goals to put us up 13-10,'' said Emmerson. "It stopped their momentum and got ours going.''

Katia Bourganos had two goals, three assists and eight draw controls and Lindsey Noniewicz made 11 saves for Williams, which beat Rocky Hill for the third time this season.

The Blues went 13-0 last season, but Emmerson didn't know what to expect coming into this season.

"We lost a lot to graduation and transfers. We were trying to fill seven starting positions. We had some holes and we're limited in numbers,'' said Emmerson. "But the girls that I have are very talented, very coachable and very motivated.''

In other games:

• Hannah Lamb scored six times and Emma Sabbadini added two goals and three assists as Stonington beat Fitch, 15-10. Catherine Cassata had three goals, Kathryn Logel had a goal and an assist, and Hannah Pratt had two assists for Stonington (10-4). Also, Alexis Scott had seven saves. Maggie O’Leary had five goals and two assist, Jessica Russo scored three goals and Emily Catlett two goals for the Falcons (7-7). Molly Bresnahan added 12 saves.

• Madison Brennan and Arielle Johnson both had four goals for Woodstock Academy as it beat Montville, 16-7, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game. Kenzie Ullrich had four goals and two assists for Montville (2-11, 0-4) and Alexis DeLucia scored twice.

• Adine Hilbert had six goals and an assist for Griswold in its 11-8 win over Ledyard. Megan Larmann had four goals and an assist, Avery Samokar scored twice, and Maddie Pipech had two assists for Ledyard (6-9).

Boys

• Zach Boyles had six assists, Sean Ventresca scored four times, and Joe Andrews scored the game-winner as Montville edged Woodstock Academy in overtime, 7-6, in an ECC Division II game and qualified for the Class S tournament. Andrews had two goals and an assist, Sam Kury scored, and Stevie Turchetta had eight saves for Montville (7-7, 2-2).

• Fitch avenged an early-season loss, beating Stonington 17-2. Noah Reuling had seven goals and two assists, Riley Jordan had five goals and two assists, Bray Wilson had three goals and two assists, Jon Baker had two goals, an assist and nine ground balls and Christian Snodgrass made nine saves for Fitch (10-4), which lost to Stonington 12-11 in overtime on April 12. Stonington is 6-7.

• East Lyme was outshot 49-23 in a 14-7 nonleague loss to Xavier. Robbie Swenson had three goals and an assist and Ben Jakubczak and Cameron Hart had a goal and an assist each for East Lyme (8-7).

Audrey Matson of Williams School (3) guards Rocky Hill's Ptolemy Tassone (7) during Wednesday's SENE girls' lacrosse tournament final at Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Audrey Matson of Williams School (3) guards Rocky Hill's Ptolemy Tassone (7) during Wednesday's SENE girls' lacrosse tournament final at Waterford. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Williams School's Rachel Luxton (9) catches a pass during the SENE girls' lacrosse tournament final against Rocky Hill School on Wednesday at Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Williams School's Rachel Luxton (9) catches a pass during the SENE girls' lacrosse tournament final against Rocky Hill School on Wednesday at Waterford. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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