SUFFIELD, April 2 – Carter Gavin had a goal and an assist but the Suffield High boys lacrosse team opened the season with a 5-2 win over Canton in North Central Connecticut Conference action on Tuesday.
Gavin scored with 39 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead. After the Wildcats tied the game on a Chris Shute goal less than minute later, Canton took the lead again on a goal from Chayce Lucca with 10:35 left in the second quarter.
Again, it was Shute with the game-tying goal less than a minute after the Warriors scored. Suffield (1-0, 1-0 NCCC) outscored Canton 3-0 in the second half to earn the win. Shute finished with three goals for the Wildcats.
Brian Connolly had an assist for Canton while Charlie Parchen made six saves in net for the Warriors.
Canton head coach Chris Weller is entering his sixth season behind the bench. The Warriors are looking to improve upon last year’s 6-10 record and return to the CIAC Class S tournament. Canton earned tournament bids in 2016 and 2017.
Canton (0-1, 0-1 NCCC) will host their home opener on Thursday when Granby (1-0, 1-0) visits the turf field at the high school with the match beginning at 3:45 p.m. The Bears beat the Rockville/Stafford co-op team on Tuesday, 17-4.
Suffield 5, Canton 2
Suffield (1-0) 1 1 1 2 — 5
Canton (0-1) 1 1 0 0 — 2
Goals: Carter Gavin (Ca), Chayce Lucca (Ca); Chris Shute (S) 3, Mike Sattan (S), William Motherway (S); Assists: Gavin, Brian Connolly (Ca), Motherway (S), Manderola (S), Fitzgerald (S); Saves: J. Smith (S) 2, Charlie Parchon (Ca) 6