Girls lacrosse is fighting to the bitter end

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The Lady Knights lacrosse team suffered a pair of losses over the week to extend their losing streak to nine games, but still displayed fight along the way.

Southington headed for West Hartford on Tuesday, May 19 where they fell short, 17-4. The Chieftains took a 13-3 lead at halftime.

Hallie Altwies leads a rush against Avon.

Hallie Altwies leads a rush against Avon.

Sydney Brault led the offense with two goals. Nickolina Doran and Morgan Raymond added a score apiece. Anna Laone, Jess Karwowski, and Emily Gibney each contributed with an assist.

Julia Wells stopped 13 shots on goal in the cage for the Knights. Conard outshot Southington 30-11.

A couple days later, the Knights returned to the home turf to host Avon, but could not complete a comeback after scoring eight goals in the second half, 16-12. The Falcons started the second half with an 8-4 advantage.

Morgan Raymond (5 ground balls, 2 draws) paced the Knights with five goals and one assist. Addie Kilgore (4 ground balls) and Sarah Mafale backed Raymond with a pair of scores apiece. Doran, Brault (4 ground balls), and Hallie Altwies (1 assist) each contributed with a goal. Laone (3 ground balls, 2 draws) added an assist.

Wells saved 18 shots in the cage. Avon outshot Southington 35-30.

The Knights (2-13) will look to end their regular season on a high note at Newington (6-9) on Tuesday, May 24. Southington is 0-7 in the CCC North and 26th in Class L.

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