Knights' girls' lacrosse tuning up for post-season

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Ellington - posted Wed., May. 23, 2012
Senior Kelly Conley launches a shot in the Ellington varsity girls' lacrosse team's 18-3 victory over Woodstock on May 21. Photos by Steve Smith.
Senior Kelly Conley launches a shot in the Ellington varsity girls' lacrosse team's 18-3 victory over Woodstock on May 21. Photos by Steve Smith.

During a decisive 19-5 victory over winless Woodstock Academy, Ellington High School girls’ lacrosse coach Tim Bosworth allowed some players to try different positions, and got some defenders and second-stringers some scoring chances. While showing themselves what they are capable of, the Knights are poised to enter the state tournament with some momentum, but Bosworth said there is still work to be done for his team to go deep into the post-season, and a little luck will help, too.

“I think we’re playing very well this year,” Bosworth said. Of his six seniors (to whom the team bid farewell on Senior Day before the Woodstock game), Bosworth said, “They’re really stepping up this year. On the defensive end, Alyssa Jones is doing an excellent job in goal, and I have senior Emily Cohen back there on defense. In scoring, my seniors lead the way, too.”

While showing they can shoot and score, Bosworth said the team still needs to work on passing and catching, and some further fine-tuning on both sides of the ball, but otherwise is as prepared as it can be for the playoffs. While awaiting their seeding and first-round opponent, Bosworth said the team will just work on themselves, but he is hoping they don’t have to face a team from Fairfield County, where lacrosse programs are traditionally stronger.

“For tournament time, we have to wait and see who we get, so we just don’t know,” he said. “A lot of those teams, we don’t see at all. Like teams down on the shoreline, I don’t know how good they are, because we don’t play them. Once we play a team out west, I know that’s going to be a whole different ball game. Hopefully we won’t get one of those first.”

The Knights lost to Granby Memorial (twice), Avon (twice) and Farmington, and the team is currently ranked eighth in the Class S standings.

For a complete tournament bracket, visit www.casciac.org.


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