Rockville Lacrosse Greatly Improved

This season has been such a turnaround for the Rockville boys lacrosse program. Last year, the Rams went 1-15; this season, they are 6-6 thus far. “We have been able to compete with the best Connecticut has to offer,” said coach Steven Schorman. “[We suffered] a couple of tough losses in the beginning of the season, but the boys have turned it around.” Last year, the Rams were averaging about four goals a game; this year, they average around 10. In 2013, the team gave up an average of 12 goals a game; this year, it is around eight. The Rams are in contention for a state tournament berth. Through 11 games, Matt Tracey and Shaun Monaghan each had 27 goals, Quentin Ellis had 19, and Greg St. Germain had 18. Cameron Neal is the glue of the team: taking faceoffs, playing defense, and feeding the ball to the scorers. Rockville has received outstanding defense from Cameron Marciano and Andre Lisee, and goalies Matt McMahon and Colin Neal have been averaging 15 saves a game.

South Windsor

South Windsor got out to a hot start, going 6-1 through the first seven games. The Bobcats now sit at 6-4 overall, having lost to Glastonbury, Somers, and Simsbury in back to back to back games. Victories for South Windsor have come against Farmington, Rocky Hill, Granby (in overtime), Ellington, Newington, and Bristol Central.

Tolland

Tolland is at 5-5 at the halfway point of the season. The Eagles are winning the gams they are expected to capture. Tolland also avenged a loss to Old Saybrook last year at the start of the season. The Eagles defeated Ellington and Suffield in close matchups and topped Bristol Central for a CCC victory. Through eight games, Peter Mayer had 34 points (22 goals, 12 assists). Riley Daigle put up strong numbers with 14 goals and seven assists for 21 points and leads the team in ground balls with 50. Matt Schoen has been productive in the offensive half, along with freshman Mike Cole and Nick Mayer. Brian Royx and Kyle Bujese display solid play in both ends of the field, while Steven Jones anchors the defense. Dillon Perras and Josh Middleton have worked as a solid tandem, challenging each other while at the same time being each other’s best support. Peter Bade has been masterful on the faceoffs and is the main faceoff player. The team heads into the second half with and objective of making the postseason in the CCC and Class S State tournaments.

Ellington

The Knights are very young this year and have struggled, going 1-11 to start the season. The only victory so far was an 8-6 defeat of Suffield.

 

Girls

South Windsor

The South Windsor team is 3-7 overall. The Bobcats are being led by junior attacker Sierra Hibbs who in only six games, had 25 goals and an assist. Becca Russo is running the midfield with 35 draw controls, 24 ground balls, two knockdowns, two interceptions, seven goals, and two assists in eight games. Goalie Jennifer Gilligan has 57 saves through eight games.

Ellington

Ellington has had a rough start to the season, going 3-9 through the first 12 games. The victories were a 9-7 decision over Rocky Hill, a 13-9 defeat of Canton, and a 13-7 victory over Bacon Academy.

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