Posts Tagged ‘ lacrosse ’

Knights claim CCC berth

May 27, 2016
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Matt Gundersen avoids a defender during a game against Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team completed their regular season with two wins to push themselves into the top four in their conference and earn a spot in the CCC tournament. As the Knights prepare for the postseason, Southington coach Ron Chase said that a lot of his younger guys have been…

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Girls rugby trio signs National Letters of Intent

May 27, 2016
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Three Southington rugby players committed to playing at the NCAA division one level next year. From left, Allie Rinaldi (Sacred Heart University), Daria Gagnon (American International College), Kasey Newman (Sacred Heart University).

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three student athletes from Southington’s girls rugby club inked their names on National Letters of Intent in the high school’s library on Thursday, May 19 to continue their athletic careers at Division I colleges next fall. Allie Rinaldi started playing rugby her sophomore year and was named team captain as a…

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Girls lacrosse is fighting to the bitter end

May 26, 2016
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Hallie Altwies leads a rush against Avon.

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. Sydney Brault led the offense…

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Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 18, 2016
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Addie Kilgore leads a Southington attack during a loss to Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-11) were eliminated from the postseason after suffering two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the team is still looking to finish out the regular season strong to provide growth and varsity experience for next year’s team. “We just want to play our game,…

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Boys lacrosse team clinches tourney

May 18, 2016
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Jake Testa avoids a defender during a loss to Glastonbury. Despite the setback, the Knights clinched a postseason berth last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights qualified for the Class L tournament with a win over the week, but as Southington coach Ron Chase explains, there is still a lot of work to be done before the regular season concludes. “We made the playoffs, but we’re not competing in the big games,” the coach…

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Knights looking for 1 more win

May 12, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-6) extended their losing streak to three games with a pair of loses this past week, but they are not out of contention from making the Class L tournament. Floundering against the Falcons Southington made a trip out to Middletown on Tuesday, May 3, where they fell to…

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Girls lax tourney hopes have no margin for error

May 11, 2016
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Hannah Jackman surges across midfield during a loss last week. The girls lacrosse team has no margin for error if they are to reach the postseason.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-9) may have had trouble putting the ball in the cage in two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the problem might be more mental than it is physical. “We have to focus on the play at hand, not the plays that happened before,”…

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Boys lacrosse is on the brink

May 5, 2016
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The Blue Knights (6-4) split the week with a win and a loss, but more importantly, they set their sights on the postseason. With a win over South Windsor and a loss at Conard, the Knights came within one game of qualifying for the state tournament. Southington wasted no time in South Windsor on Tuesday,…

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Girls lacrosse needs a win

May 4, 2016
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Morgan Raymond threads the ball between two defenders during a loss to NW Catholic on Friday, April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses are piling up for the Lady Knight lacrosse team (2-7), but Coach Jill Pomposi isn’t ready to say that her team is out of contention for a spot in the Class L tournament. Their effort to play as a team this past week has given Pomposi reason to believe, even…

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Knights battle Ludlowe

April 27, 2016
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Mike Majchrzak absorbes a hit during a win over Farmington. Southington sandwiched a loss to No. 9 Fairfield Ludlowe with a pair of lopsided victories.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-3) won two of three games this past week, including a matchup with one of the toughest opponents on their schedule. Southington coach Ron Case said that the team still has a long way to go, but he is still impressed with the amount of effort his guys…

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