Girls lacrosse: St. Joseph defeats Trumbull High, 17-6

Not only did the St. Joseph girls lacrosse team win its annual town rivalry game with Trumbull on Saturday afternoon at Dalling Field, but the team qualified for postseason play for the first time in nine years with the 17-6 victory.

“It’s been some time since a team at this school has qualified for the postseason in girls lacrosse,” said first-year coach Leland Gray, whose team won for the first straight time. “We’re always concerned about wins, but we also want to improve as a team with each game. Our goals with every game is to put at least seven or eight players in the scoring column.”

Both senior Susie Vazzano and sophomore Kate Condron scored five goals, while Robyn Pelletier and Annie McNeil added two goals each for the Cadets, who now have a 7-5 record heading into Monday’s game against Wilton.

Vazzano and Pelletier each added an assist in the game that was played throughout a steady drizzle. The Cadets outshot the Eagles, 24-17.

Sophia Hopwood and Riley Chase had two goals apiece for Trumbull, which also has a 7-5 mark.

Emily Buccigross made eight saves for the winners.

Meme Marino and Reisa Vasquez combined in net for Trumbull and turned aside six shots.

St. Joe’s had six players earn either a goal or an assist.