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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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Girls Lacrosse is winning as a team

May 16, 2014
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By John Goralski
Jess Lee races past a Windsor player during a 14-7 win on Tuesday, May 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer For 13 minutes of the second half, the Lady Knight lacrosse team clung to a 7-6 lead, and South Windsor threw everything they had at the problem. They rushed from the outside. They surged up the middle, but it was Southington that would finally break the drought. With 3:03 remaining,…

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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

May 9, 2014
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By John Goralski
Morgan Raymond attacks the goal during an early season contest.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jill Pomposi had enough and signaled to the officials for a timeout. Fewer than 8 minutes had elapsed, but the Southington lacrosse team was already trailing Farmington, 6-1. “I told them to just forget about the first eight minutes, and let’s just play together,” said the coach. “We’re a…

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Lacrosse splits week; Win over Pomperaug clinches postseason

May 8, 2014
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By John Goralski
Steven Hamel fights for a ground ball during an 8-7 loss to Xavier on Thursday, May 1.

By John Goralski Sports Writer For four quarters, the Blue Knights pummeled the Pomperaug defense. For four quarters, Southington matched Xavier’s torrid attack. Southington won the first game easily and just fell short in the second one, but it was good enough to secure their seventh win of the season to keep their postseason streak…

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Boys are closing in on tourney bid

May 2, 2014
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By John Goralski
Brian Mahon protects the net during a 9-4 loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 23.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jared DeFeo had just a few ticks of the clock to make a decision. Should he try to force the ball back to Southington’s scorer or take a shot himself? With 15 seconds left, the Knights crafted a set play during a timeout. The first chance failed. DeFeo’s didn’t. Southington…

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Spring vacation; Boys Lax cruises to 3 lopsided wins

April 25, 2014
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By John Goralski
Jared DeFeo pushes past a Farmington defender at midfield during an 18-1 win on Monday, April 14.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t a good week for Southington’s starters in the second half. It wasn’t a great week to practice a last minute stand or a comeback charge. The Blue Knight lacrosse team raced out to double digit scores in all three games last week. In three lopsided victories, Southington’s starters…

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Attacking the cage; Wins are already piling up for girls lacrosse

April 25, 2014
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By John Goralski
Carolynn Keal leads a Southington attack at a recent varsity game. Keal scored seven goals and three assists in two games last week.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Last season the Lady Knight lacrosse team didn’t get their fourth win until May. This year, it took just two weeks. Southington has come out swinging in 2014, with four straight double-digit scoring efforts and their first shutout in years. First-year coach Jill Pomposi isn’t ready to celebrate yet. Southington’s…

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Out to a great start; Girls Lacrosse earns 2 convincing victories

April 18, 2014
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By John Goralski
Laurel Dean charges through the East Catholic defense during a 10-7 victory on Thursday, April 10.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington sent wave after wave into the East Catholic zone, pinning the Eagles deep in their zone. East Catholic managed just five shots in the second half. The Lady Knights held them to just one score. It was hard to believe that it was the Southington team that was playing…

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