Girls lacrosse: Wilton romps to 15-3 win over Newtown
Coming off a disheartening loss to Darien last Friday, on Senior Night no less, the Wilton High girls lacrosse team took it out on visiting Newtown on Monday evening at home, closing out the regular season with a 15-3 win.
The Warriors (10-5) took a quick 1-0 lead when Laine Parsons intercepted a pass, took it down the field and fed Sara Dickinson for the first goal, just 1:10 into the game.
That was followed by another Dickinson goal, followed by a Parsons goal, and then Dickinson's third goal, making it 4-0 less than six minutes into the game.
The Warriors did not let up the rest of the half, taking a 11-0 halftime lead.
The loss to Darien certainly did a lot to motivate the Warriors.
"We were really fired up. We were not very happy after that game. We didn't played well. Too many turnovers," said Dickinson. "That's one thing we need to figure out is our turnovers. It's fundamentals we're working on, stick skills and finishing our shots."
Makenna Pearsall and Dickinson both scored four goals to lead the attack, with other goals scored by Eva Greco, Rebecca Wistreich, Laine Parsons, Sydney Brandt, Margaret Smith, Ellie Armstrong and Haley Howard.
Wistreich, Parsons and Brant had one assist each.
Wilton begins the FCIAC playoffs on Friday and are looking to put the pieces together for a post-season run.
"We can be very successful in the post-season but it really has to be a team effort," said senior Casey Tucker. "We're working really hard in practice and our coaches definitely have a plan. So if it comes together we're limitless."
Dickinson said that playoffs carry a lot of meaning for Wilton's seniors, who have played in three straight state championship games.
"We want nothing more than to get there again," she said.
Notes: Pearsall led Wilton with four draw controls, while Parsons had three and Erika Bonnist two. Getting one draw apiece were Brant, Zoe Lash, Armstrong and Julia Bonnist.
Tucker, Howard and Brant shared the team lead with three groundballs each, followed by Parsons with two and one each by Wistreich, Cecily Freliech, Paisley Eagan, Lash, Armstrong, Julia Bonnist, and Carly Lattimer.
Parsons, Lash and Howard each had an interception.
Parsons and Pearsall each had two caused turnovers, and Tucker had one.
For Newtown (5-10), Julia Sughrue scored two goals and Nevan Gattey had one goal.