Girls lacrosse team earns 2 W’s in bounce-back week


It’s been a challenging season for the CHS girls lacrosse team, but players continue to make strides and compete hard in every game, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor.

Senior Caroline Hagan (Mike Barucci photo)

Senior Caroline Hagan (Mike Barucci photo)

“There’s been so much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season until now,” said O’Connor, now in her second year as coach. “Unfortunately, it hasn’t been their year — they’re just not coming up with the wins on a consistent enough basis — but they really have improved a lot.”

Entering the final week of the season, the lady Bulldogs were 6-10 overall and out of playoff contention; however, after dropping all four games over a five-day stretch two weeks ago, the team bounced back nicely with a pair of victories last week over Taunton and Oliver Ames.

Both games were back and forth battles and evenly matched, but the Canton girls executed better on the offensive end and made the most of their scoring chances, combining for 25 goals in the two wins.

Mary Kent, a senior co-captain and the Bulldogs’ scoring leader, had another big week with nine total goals, including six in the 11-7 win over Oliver Ames. Senior Emily Fabbiano also had six in the 14-12 Taunton win and added one against OA. Other goal scorers for the week included Leah McClellan (4), Lauren Fitzpatrick (2), Maggie Connolly, Jess Powers, and Molly Colburn.

Powers’ goal was her first, and it was a nice moment for the talented defender, who has had a great season coming off a significant injury. “She’s such a steady player and very rarely do we take her off the field,” said O’Connor. “She’s aggressive and athletic and you can always count on her to do her job.”

Last week’s game against Taunton was also Canton’s senior night as the team honored the contributions of their nine senior players: captains Kent, Tessa Cudmore and Kathryn Doody, as well as Fabbiano, Julia Panico, Caroline Hagan, Rebecca Eckler, Maria Mackie, and Selena Cho.

The lady Bulldogs were due to wrap up their season with a pair of nonleague games earlier this week against Milton and Natick.

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