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.
Northwest Catholic 15, Canton 5
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