|St. Paul boys lacrosse picked up a big 8-6 home win over Watertown on Friday.|
The Indians, just 4-6 this season, have been one of the elite teams in the Western Connecticut Lacrosse Conference, but the Falcons were better in the second half of their matchup. Trailing 6-4, St. Paul scored four straight goals to claim an 8-6 victory. The Falcons improved to 8-5 with the win.
Click here for photos from the St. Paul-Watertown match.
Bristol Central clinches state berth: The Rams needed a rally to beat Rocky Hill, and they got it in a 2-1 comeback victory on Friday.
Central (8-7) clinched a Class L state tournament berth with the win. The Rams trailed 1-0 entering the top of the sixth inning, but an error on a Jeremy Ganavage grounder scored Alexander Davis to knot the game up. In the seventh, Alec DiLoreto's single brought home Kevin White for the go-ahead run.
Bristol Eastern also in: The Lancers clinched their Class L spot with a tough 3-2 win on the road at East Catholic on Wednesday. Zach Marquis had a big two-run homer, Jake Violette won for the fourth time (4-2), and Cory Fradette notched the save.
Eastern is also 8-7 with five games left to play in the regular season.
|Andrew Owsianko had a grand slam and six total RBI against Ansonia.|
Andrew Owsianko drove in six runs, and his big day included a grand slam. Ethan Rembish, just a freshman, picked up his fourth win of the season. Nick Morrell (2 RBI, 3 runs scored) and Tom Houle (3 RBI, 2 runs scored) each had three hits while Ryan Greene added two hits.
St. Paul, ranked third in Class S as of Saturday morning, finishes the regular season with a tough slate of games this week. The Falcons are at Oxford on Monday, then host undefeated Holy Cross on Tuesday. St. Paul hosts Naugatuck on Wednesday, then plays at home again Thursday in a non-league matchup against nearby Terryville.
Bristol Eastern on fire: The Lancers have ripped off eight straight wins and sit at 14-2.
Eastern scored 53 runs this past week in four wins over Farmington, East Catholic, Platt and Berlin. Erin Girard continues to excel in the circle, and the Lancer offense is firing on all cylinders, albeit with slow starts against Platt and Berlin.
Mikayla Martin keyed Eastern's attack in the 9-3 win over Berlin with a double and a triple, all in the fifth inning. Nikki D'Amato was the leader in the Platt win with three hits. Makenzie Jankowski and Jill Maghini had four hits each against East Catholic. Girard erupted for four hits and five RBI against Farmington. A pretty balanced week for Eastern's bats.
The Lancers were sixth in the Class LL standings as of Saturday morning.
St. Paul bounces back: After a tough 9-7 loss at Seymour, the Falcons rebounded by pounding out wins over Wolcott (11-7) and Ansonia (16-0). St. Paul is 14-4 on the season and ranked eighth in Class S as of Saturday morning.
Losing streak over for Bristol Central: The Rams snapped a four-game skid with an 8-4 home win over Rocky Hill on Friday. Central is 5-11 on the season.
Busy week for St. Paul: The Falcons are 7-4 after facing three different opponents this past week. St. Paul lost at Wolcott and Southington early in the week, but rebounded for a win at Seymour on Thursday.
St. Paul caps great regular season: The Falcons finished 13-2 and won eight straight times. The last loss was on April 27. St. Paul won its last two matches in April, then went 6-0 in March. The NVL team tournament starts this Monday.
Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central are both over .500 as the regular season winds down. The Lancers are 7-4, and the Rams are 6-4 after three straight wins.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Bristol Central stayed undefeated with a 91-59 win over division foe Wethersfield on Wednesday.
The Rams competed in the 86th Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday at Simsbury High School. Kaynan Conrod captured first place in the 100-meter dash. Central also won the 4x100-meter relay behind the team of Luis Medina, David Bowes, Sean Fitzgerald and Conrod. The 4x400 relay of Medina, Conrod, Fitzgerald and Bowes took second place.