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Canton lacrosse team picks up confidence in big win over Windsor

Canton's Jake Sullivan (11) passes the ball in Saturday's big win over Windsor at the high school. Sullivan scored two goals and had two assists.

Canton’s Jake Sullivan (11) passes the ball in Saturday’s big win over Windsor at the high school. Sullivan scored two goals and had two assists.

CANTON – Junior Colin Madigan had a career-high six goals and an assist as the Canton High boys lacrosse team raced away from Windsor, 15-6 Saturday morning at the high school. It was the second win of the season for the Warriors (2-5, 1-4 NCCC). 

Madigan’s six-goal performance is one shy of the school’s single-game record of seven goals set a year ago by Manny Harden in a victory over Housatonic. The nine-goal margin of victory is the third highest in team history. 

Jake Whittingslow continued his recent strong. He had four goals and two assists against Windsor (0-4) and has scored 17 goals in the last five games, including five in a 16-12 loss to Suffield two weeks ago. Eddie Melton, who leads the team with 16 assists, had a goal and three assists against Windsor. 

Colin Madigan had a career-high six goals in Saturday's win over Windsor.

Colin Madigan had a career-high six goals in Saturday’s win over Windsor.

Canton goalie Don Zeffiro made four saves in net to earn the victory. 

Canton coach Chris Weller was pleased that the Warriors reduced the number of turnovers. That was a turning point in the 8-7 loss to Bristol Central two days earlier despite four goals from Matt Bangs and three from Whittingslow. “We let that one slip away at the end,” Weller said. 

“We’ve been working on mental toughness,” Weller said. “Be disciplined on and off the field. Know the rules of the game and take care of the ball. We’re a growing program. They need to learn their lacrosse IQ.” 

The schedule ahead remains challenging. Next week, the Warriors face more experienced teams going on the road to face Avon (3-4) and Somers (7-0). “We want to continue working on the positive things we’re doing and build on them,” Weller said. “Our conference is very difficult.” 

The next home game is Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. against St. Paul (2-3) followed by a game against Ellington (1-5) the next day at 4:15 p.m. and a game on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. against Immaculate (6-1) on the turf at the high school. 

Whittingslow had four goals while Bangs had three goals in Canton’s 12-11 win over Ellington earlier this month. Will Columbia had two goals and three assists while Madigan had two goals. 

Canton 15, Windsor 6
At Canton
Windsor (0-4)              0  3  0  3  — 6
Canton (2-5)                3  4  3  5  — 15
Goals: Colin Madigan (C) 6, Jake Whittingslow (C) 4, Jake Sullivan (C) 2, John Comerford (C), Ed Melton (C), Jake Allmendinger (C); Assists: Sullivan 2, Will Columbia (C), Whittingslow 2, Melton 3; Saves: Don Zeffiro (C) 4, Nick Allen (C) 1; Shots: Canton 40-19; Windsor names unavailable

 

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.

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