Trumbull at Ludlowe in state tourney
The Trumbull High girls lacrosse team punched its ticket to the state ournament with a 14-11 road win over Sacred Heart Academy on May 21.
Coach Mike Spinner’s Eagles will take a 6-9-1 record into the postseason, where as the 18th seed they will travel to 15th-seeded Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-1) on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Trumbull raced out to a 7-2 lead early and held on for the win, despite a late surge from Sacred Heart Academy. The Eagles never trailed.
Senior Arianna Matz had one of her finest games of the season, stopping 19 shots, including 14 during the first half.
Also for the Trumbull defense, junior Kerry Marques had a spectacular game, holding Sacred Heart’s top player without a single shot on goal and zero points.
Offensively, Trumbull had another well-balanced game with six scorers combining for 14 goals.
Ten of the 14 goals were assisted, as the Eagles had a stellar game against Sacred Heart’s zone defense.
Senior Nora Collins had a season-high five points (three goals, two assists), fellow senior Carly Goroff led all scorers with four goals, and senior Natalie Crowe added a goal and four assists.
Also for Trumbull, three sophomores had huge games, as Stevi Dineley chipped in a goal and three assists, Emily Uus had three goals and an assist, and Avery Collins scored twice.