Lions spoil tournament debut for Canton lacrosse team

Jake Whittingslow had a goal in Canton's first-ever state tournament game Friday in Bloomfield. The Warriors were eliminated, 15-5.

Jake Whittingslow had a goal in Canton’s first-ever state tournament game Friday in Bloomfield. The Warriors were eliminated, 15-5. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

BLOOMFIELD, May 27 – The Northwest Catholic boys lacrosse team was too much for Canton as the No. 16 Lions rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Warriors in the first round of the Class S tournament at St. Thomas Seminary.

Eddie Melton had two goals for Canton while C.J. Giancola, Jake Whittingslow and John Graziano also scored for Canton, which finishes the year with a school record eight wins and an 8-9 record.

It was a strong finish for the Warriors, who qualified for the state tournament for the first time. Canton won four of its final five games including an 11-6 win over Lewis Mills and an 11-9 victory under the lights at St. Paul in Bristol in the final game of the regular season last week.

Eddie Melton, who had two goals in Friday's Class S championship game, gets some pressure from Northwest Catholic.

Eddie Melton, who had two goals in Friday’s Class S championship game, gets some pressure from Northwest Catholic. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Northwest Catholic 15, Canton 5
At Bloomfield
Canton (8-9)                       1  0  0  3  — 5
NW Catholic (9-7)               3  8  1  3 – 15
Goals: C.J. Giancola (C), Jake Whittingslow (C), John Graziano (C), Eddie Melton (C) 2

Bill Brewster contributed to this story

 

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