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Weston, Joel Barlow Lacrosse Teams Reach State Finals

Joel Barlow High School's boys lacrosse team will play for their second consecutive state championship Saturday.
Joel Barlow High School's boys lacrosse team will play for their second consecutive state championship Saturday. Photo Credit: Cori Distler via Joel Barlow Lacrosse Website

WESTON AND REDDING, Conn. – Weston High School’s two lacrosse teams will both play for state championships Saturday. Joel Barlow’s boys’ team will also compete for a state title the same day.

The Weston boys and girls teams both earned berths in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class S finals this week. After a 16-4 win over Rocky Hill in the qualifying round, the 15th-seeded boys won their trip to the finals with underdog victories over No. 2 Brookfield, No. 7 East Catholic and No. 6 Morgan.

The Trojan boys will face 13th-seeded St. Joseph’s in the finals Saturday. Their game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk.

The lady Trojans entered their tournament as the No. 2 seed with a 15-1 regular season record and a Southwest Conference Division II championship. The girls rattled off wins over Morgan, Bethel and Northwest Catholic to reach the Class S finals this weekend.

Weston will face top-ranked, undefeated Haddam-Killingworth on Saturday. The match is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Bunnell High School in Stratford.

Joel Barlow, ranked No. 2 in Class M, faces No. 17th-ranked Wilton in the finals Saturday. The Falcons defeated third-seeded New Canaan in their semifinal match Wednesday. Barlow won 5-4 in overtime on a goal by Jack Shaban.

A Barlow win Saturday would be the Falcons’ first win in Class M. The Falcons won the Class S championship in 2012 and a Division II title in 2002, but the 2013 season marks their first in the tougher Class M. The match is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at Brien McMahon.

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