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Roundup: Historic shutout win for Avon girls lacrosse team

The Avon High girls lacrosse team had an historic afternoon in the second round of the Class M tournament. The top-ranked Falcons and goalie Paige Hammick made five saves and allowed no goals in a 17-0 decision over Bacon Academy on Tuesday.

It is the most lopsided tournament win in team history and is the second shutout in team history. Avon blanked Ellington, 17-0 in a regular season contest in 2006. Hannah Davey had six goals for the Falcons while Britt Douglass had three goals and eight assists. Emily Wright and Sammie Maniatty had two goals each.

Avon (16-2) hosts No. 8 East Lyme (12-5) on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the high school in a quarterfinal contest.

In the Class S tournament, top ranked Old Saybrook (17-0) ended the season for Canton with a 16-9 decision on the road. Canton (8-10) qualified for the state tournament for the first time this season and beat Ellington on Saturday for its first Class S tournament victory.

MORE: In baseball, No. 10 Avon was eliminated by No. 7 Darien, 5-3 in a second round Class L contest on the road. Steven Carrier had a double for the Falcons, who finish the season at 15-8. … In girls tennis, No. 3 Avon was upset by No. 22 Sheehan, 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Class M tournament at Avon Middle School. The visiting Titans swept all three doubles match and won a three-set match at fourth singles to secure the upset. …. In track and field, defending Class S champion Canton will be competing Wednesday in the Class S championships. Winning will be a challenge with defending Class M champion Bloomfield in the field. A year ago, the Warhawks were the smallest team in Class M but still won. … In boys golf, Canton and Avon will be playing today in the NCCC championship tournament in Coventry at Twin Hills Country Club.

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 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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