A year after falling just short in the state championship, the Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team would not let another title slip away. The Cardinals held off a feisty Glastonbury squad Saturday to take home their first state championship since 2005, 12-10.
Clinging to a 7-6 lead at halftime, the game turned fully in Greenwich's favor early in the second half. Glastonbury was hit with a three-minute cross-checking penalty. With the man-advantage, the Cardinals took the opportunity and ran with it.
Greenwich scored four goals in five minutes to take an 11-6 lead. That stretch proved to be the difference, as Glastonbury screamed back into the game as the minutes ticked off the clock.
Glastonbury scored the next four goals, cutting the Greenwich lead to 11-10 with 1:17 to play. Claire Feeney eased the tension in the final seconds with an insurance goal, clinching the state title for Greenwich.
Emily Johnson led the Cardinals with three goals. Feeney, Tori Dunster, Emma Christie and Brooke Swift each scored twice for Greenwich.
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