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Snow doesn’t slow down undefeated Warriors in big win over Suffield

Canton’s Maeve Balavender (11) looks to make a pass in Tuesday’s win over Suffield in the snow. Balavender had two goals and an assist. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

SUFFIELD, April 10 – A little snow wasn’t going to stop the Canton High girls lacrosse team on Tuesday morning. And neither was Suffield.

The Warriors (3-0, 2-0 NCCC) scored the first 10 goals of the game to roll to an easy 18-3 win over Suffield in North Central Connecticut Conference play at Ted Beneski field at Suffield High. Canton earned their 12th straight win over an NCCC opponent dating back to the 2016 season.

It snowed throughout most of the game but not much was sticking to the artificial turf field at Suffield High.

Rachel Sullivan moves between two defenders in Tuesday morning’s win over Suffield. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton’s Abby Charron and Julianna Iovine each had five goals while Ashley Potter, Ashley Huff, Allie DelSanto and Maeve Balavender scored two goals each. Iovine tied her career-high with five goals that she established in the season-opening win over Newington earlier this month.

Huff and Potter had two assists each for Canton. Courtney LeFave had four saves in net to earn the win for the Warriors.

Canton sophomore Abby Charron had five goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win over Suffield in the snow. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

It was the second game in two days for Canton. The Warriors beat Ellington, 16-4 in their home opener on Monday. Iovine and Charron had four goals each while Fiona McNally, DelSanto and Balavender had two goals each. LeFave made 11 saves to earn the win in goal.

Canton returns to action on Tuesday, April 17 when they host conference rival Granby at 4 p.m. at the turf field at the high school.

Canton 18, Suffield 3
At Suffield
Canton (3-0)                 11  7 — 18
Suffield (1-2)                3  0 – 3
Goals: Abby Charron (Ca) 5, Julianna Iovine (Ca) 5, Ashley Potter (Ca) 2, Ashley Huff (Ca) 2, Allie DelSanto (Ca) 2, Maeve Balavender (Ca) 2; Grace Lloyd (S), Carly Matthews (S), Victoria Kent (S); Assists: Potter 2, Charron 1, Huff 2, Delsanto , Balevender; Saves: Courtney LeFave (Ca) 4, Chase Lambert (S) and Izzu Janusz (S) 15 combined

Canton 16, Ellington 4
At Canton
Ellington (0-2)                    4
Canton (2-0)                       16
Goals: Juliana Iovine (Ca) 4, Abby Charron (Ca) 4, Fiona McNally (Ca) 2, Allie DelSanto (Ca) 2, Maeve Balavender (Ca) 2, Zoe Bates (Ca), Ashley Huff (Ca); Brooke Coselic (Ell) 2, Caroline Cases (Ell), Katie O’Connell (Ell); Saves: Courtney LeFave (Ca) 11; Gina Carroll (Ell) 24

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