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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

April 24, 2015
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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight lacrosse team walked onto the field on Monday, April 13, trying to recover from a season-opening hangover, after losing to Daniel Hand. Unfortunately the Knights dropped their second game of the season at their home field to the Guilford Indians (3-0), 12-6. “We definitely did better than last…

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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

April 24, 2015
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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The young guns from Southington were slinging the ball and slinging it often under the lights at their home field on Wednesday, April 15. The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team made it to double digits for the first time this season in their third game with a 13-6 win over the…

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Offense struggles in the opener: Girls lacrosse opens the season with tough competition

April 17, 2015
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Jess Lee leads a Southington attack. Lee scored a goal and an assist during a 16-6 loss to Hand in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t the easiest draw. The Lady Knights (0-2) entered the 2015 season with a home game against a non-conference team that had a successful year last season. The Knights started with the Daniel Hand Tigers (2-0) on Wednesday evening, April 8. The Tigers were coming off of a 2014 season…

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Knights open the season with an OT thriller

April 17, 2015
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Jacob Testa (No. 8) works the ball toward the goal during an overtime victory against Cheshire in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Blue Knights boys lacrosse team kicked off their season with a home opener that resulted in a 7-6 overtime win over the Cheshire Rams (1-2) in the freezing rain on Wednesday night, April 8. But, for most of the game, it didn’t look like the Knights stood a chance.…

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Boys lacrosse is ready to rebuild: Young Knights have same commitment to excellence

April 3, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last year, the Blue Knight boys lacrosse program proved their mettle in tournament situations. The bigger the game, the bigger the performance. It was a breakout season, and Coach Ron Chase hopes that it’s just the beginning. Southington was coming off of a 10-6 (3-3) regular season when they began their…

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Queens in the conference: Girls lacrosse expects to compete in the CCC

April 3, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls lacrosse team returned to the postseason last spring, and Coach Jill Pomposi hopes that the team liked the taste of success. Southington finished fifth in the CCC North last season with an 11-5 (2-4) regular season record, and returned to the state tournament as the No. 8…

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Pelligrinelli named lax captain at Southern Maine

March 31, 2015
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Former Lady Knight lacrosse captain (2012) Sarah Pelligrinelli was named as captain of the 2015 University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team. She is a junior majoring in therapeutic recreation, and she was also recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award and the Shelby Turcotte Award.

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Almost perfect; Knights overcome lapses, advance

June 6, 2014
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By John Goralski
Jared DeFeo makes a move past two Conard defenders in the opening round of the Class L championships on Sunday, June 1.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Three different players combined for four goals in the first quarter. Four players had contributed to the scoreboard by the time that Southington rallied to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter. On Sunday, June 1, the Blue Knight lacrosse team exploded into the Class L tournament with a 9-4…

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The measuring stick; Boys Lacrosse almost topples the Tomahawks

May 30, 2014
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By John Goralski
Chris Gamber tries to make a move around a Glastonbury defender on Tuesday, May 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took the Glastonbury defenseman a herculean effort to free himself in the waning minutes of the first half, but he looked upfield to see a streaking attackman sprint across the 50-yard line. The pass was perfect. The timing was well-rehearsed, but a Southington player seemed to materialize out of…

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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Allie Abacherli protects the net during an 11-9 win over Trumbull.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just under 10 seconds remaining in the half, Megan Palumbo stepped between two Trumbull players to scoop up a ground ball. In just a few seconds, it sparked a charge that finnished in the back of Trumbull’s net. The Golden Eagles had just tried to secure the halftime lead…

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