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Canton rolls past Somers to clinch fourth straight NCCC championship

Ashley Potter (2) had four goals in Tuesday’s win over Somers that gave Canton their fourth straight NCCC championship. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

CANTON, May 7 – Ashley Huff had three goals and two assists while Abby Charron had three goals and four assists as the Canton High girls lacrosse team won their fourth straight North Central Connecticut Conference championship on Tuesday with a dominating 19-1 win over Somers.

Ashley Potter and Allie DelSanto had four goals each for the Warriors while Maeve Balavender had three goals. Fiona McNally and Zoe Bates also scored for Canton, now 10-1 overall and a perfect 9-0 in the NCCC.

Canton has won 31 consecutive NCCC contests dating back to the 2016 season.

It was a dominating win for the Warriors, who suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday in a 13-12 loss in overtime to East Catholic. Cami Pasqualoni scored with 2:12 gone into OT to lift the Eagles (5-5) to the victory – their fourth straight win.

Canton’s Morgan Walzak (13) plays tight defense in Saturday night’s overtime loss to East Catholic in Canton. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

Pasqualoni finished with a team-leading five goals for East Catholic. The Eagles beat Canton in double OT in last June’s Class S semifinals.

Canton returns to action with two competitive non-league contests on tap. The Warriors will be in West Hartford on Thursday night for a 6 p.m. contest against Hall (6-5) and on Saturday, Canton travels to New Fairfield for a 4 p.m. contest against the No. 10 Rebels (12-0).

Canton 19, Somers 1
At Canton
Canton (10-1)                    19
Somers (3-10)                    1
Goals: Ashley Potter (Ca) 4, Allie DelSanto (Ca) 4, Ashley Huff (Ca) 3, Abby Charron (Ca) 3, Maeve Balavender (Ca) 3, Fiona McNally (Ca), Zoe Bates (Ca), Hali Kruzel (S); Saves: Courtney LeFave (Ca) 6, Marissa Long (S) and Jasmine Yard (S) 4

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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