Lewis Mills Week In Sports 10/28
Lewis Mills is having a strong fall season and a number of Spartans teams are closing in on BL titles as state tournament time approaches.
The girls soccer team (15-0) clinched its second straight BL title and third in the last four years while the boys soccer team has its BL destiny in its own hands.
The girls volleyball team has clinched at least a tie for the BL title and can win it outright with a victory over Northwestern this week.
The Spartans continued to lay waste to the BL competition with a 6-1 victory over Nonnewaug to clinch the league title.
Bailey Pace led Mills with three goals and an assist while Anna Marinelli had three assists. Mackenzie Bergstrom, Julia Pearson and Mallory Buys added goals for the Spartans.
Mills clinched a tie for BL title last week with 3-0 wins over Housatonic and Nonnewaug. The Spartans also beat Hall of West Hartford, 3-2, to improve to 16-2 overall and 9-0 in the BL
The Spartans beat the Highlanders, 3-0, on Sept. 30. Northwestern has not dropped another match in the BL and can claim a share of the league title with a win in Burlington on Tuesday.
Just when it looked like the Spartans had squandered their chance to repeat as BL champs, they got some help from an unlikely source.
Thomaston (3-9-2) posted a 2-1 victory over Nonnewaug on Friday and opened the door for Lewis Mills to win another league crown.
Seth Ouellette and Cole Farrey each scored a pair of goals for the Spartans, who went out and took care of business Friday with a 5-0 victory over Litchfield.
The Spartans got word that they had received some help just before taking on the Cowboys and went out and played like a team closing in on a title.
“It's funny, we heard right before kick off about the loss,” Mills coach Ben Kulas said. “To say they responded would be an understatement.”
Freddy Marinelli had a goal and an assist for Mills (10-0-4), and Ryan Finley and Ouellette also had assists.
Alexander Daigle made five saves for Mills, which needs to win its final two games, against Wamogo (Monday) and Housatonic (Wednesday) to win the league title.
The Lewis Mills girls cross country team competed in the Class M championships on Friday at Wickham Park in Manchester and finished 13th as a team.
Sophomore Nicole Crockett ran a season best time of 22:46 finishing in 38h place overall to lead the Spartans. Mary Claffey (24:02), Maddy Powell (24:03), Tessa McNaboe (24:21) and Lexi Beaulieu (26:10) rounded out the top five lady Spartans.
Jackson Morrow finished fourth overall to lead the Lewis Mills boys cross country team to a fourth place finish in the Class M championship. Morrow turned in a time of 17:02 and advanced to the State Open on Friday. Michael Mudgett, Jesse Quinn-Alger, Samuel Wazorko, Timothy Forella rounded out the top five finishers for the Spartans.
Lewis Mills is playing good hockey at the right time as the Class S state tournament approaches.
The Spartans (9-5-1) were looking for win number 10 against Litchfield on Monday afternoon. The Class S field is expected to be announced Friday.
The Spartans picked up a forfeit victory over Housatonic/Wamogo after the Mountaineers decided it was unsafe for them to play die to low numbers on the roster brought on by injuries and illness.
Lewis Mills (1-5) has a chance at another win Friday night when it hits the road to take on Stafford/East Windsor (1-6).