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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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Turning the page; Girls Lacrosse has high expectations

April 13, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer What a difference a year makes. That’s the thought that’s been swirling around Jill Pomposi’s mind as she watches her team run through their paces at a preseason practice. Last spring, she stepped up as an interim coach to navigate the beleaguered Knights during a failed run at the postseason.…

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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

May 3, 2013
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By John Goralski
Steven Hamel leads a Southington’s possession during a recent home game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s official. The boys lacrosse team is back in the postseason. This week the Knights rebounded from an uncharacteristic loss in New Milford with a pair of hard-fought wins. At 8-3, Southington has clinched a postseason berth, but Coach Ron Chase brushed the accomplishment aside to focus on the team’s…

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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

April 12, 2013
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By John Goralski
Tom Gallagher sprints past a Westhill defender during a 12-3 victory on Saturday, April 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop scored twice in the first four minutes of the game. On Saturday, April 6, Southington scored seven times before Westhill finally tallied, and Cop had touched every Southington score. Coach Ron Chase was a little concerned about how his team would come out in their second contest after…

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