Charron’s goal in overtime lifts Canton girls to win over Hall

Canton’s Ashley Huff (10) moves around a Hall defender Tori Congdon (4) in Thursday’s OT win in West Hartford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

WEST HARTFORD, May 11 – The Canton High girls lacrosse team enjoys a challenge. They got it on Thursday against Hall High in West Hartford.

Freshman Abby Charron scored the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime to lift the defending Class S champion Warriors to an 11-10 victory in OT over Hall. Senior Grace Giancola scored a game-high seven goals and had three assists for Canton (10-1) while Anna Holland added a goal.

Courtney LaFave made seven saves in net to secure the victory.

It was a nip and tuck affair throughout the contest. The biggest lead was two goals by Hall – twice in the first half. Each time, Giancola scored a pair of unanswered goals to tie the game.

Canton’s Julianna Iovine (8) carries the ball downfield in Thursday’s OT win over Hall past defender Tori Congdon (4). (Photo courtesy of Bill Brewster)

Hall (7-6) took a 7-6 lead at halftime on a goal from Caroline Grant with 22.1 seconds left in the first half. Hall tied the game at 10-10 with 2:41 left in regulation on a goal from Natalie Nordyke.

Canton will be tested again on Saturday when they travel to Fairfield to take on Fairfield Warde at 1 p.m. The Mustangs (10-3) are currently ranked No. 10 in the latest state high school coaches poll. Warde lost to No. 1 Darien on Thursday, 18-5.

Canton’s Jess Rogowski (5) controls the ball in Thursday’s win at Hall. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton 11, Hall 10, OT
At West Hartford
Canton (10-1)              7  3  1 – 11
Hall (7-6)                     6  4  0 – 10
Goals: Grace Giancola (C) 7, Abby Charron (C) 3, Anna Holland (C), Caroline Grant (H) 4, Chloe Nordyke (H) 3, Natalie Nordyke (H), Tori Congdon (H), Anne Tulkiangas (H); Assists: Giancola (C) 3, Charron (C), Natalie Nordyke (H) 2, Siobhan Boyle (H); Saves – Courtney LaFave (C) 7, Gabby Gershon and Maya Borden (H) 19

Bill Brewster contributed to this article

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