BURLINGTON >> Housatonic’s girls lacrosse team made the fourth time the charm in a 9-5 Class S first-round upset over Lewis Mills Tuesday afternoon at Lewis Mills High School.
The Spartans won three straight times previously, including the WCLC Championship game last Thursday for Mills’ fifth straight league championship.
That trend carried all the way through the first half at Mills, with the Spartans leading 4-1. The second half turned both worlds upside down.
“We just worked so hard and then momentum took over,” said Mountaineer Coach Spike Magyar. “Our defense was amazing and we controlled the clock the whole second half.
Daisy Torres (2); Maddie Horosky (2); Ann Bosic (3); and Grace Lancto (2) did the damage for Housatonic.
Emma Gentile; Nicole Crockett (2); and Rachel Hedden (2) scored for Mills.
Molly Dowd had 13 saves for the Mountaineers (11-6); Kenya Jurado had 10 for the Spartans (11-6).
CIAC First-Round Baseball
No. 27 Torrington 3, No. 6 Platt Tech-Milford 2 >> The Red Raiders play at No. 11 Notre Dame-West Haven (13-8) this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in a second-round game.
No. 14 Northwestern 8, No. 19 Wolcott Tech 0 >> Northwestern visits No. 3 Tolland (17-4) in this afternoon’s second-round game at 3:30 p.m.
No. 25 Terryville 7, No. 8 East Hampton 6 >> Ian Schmidt led the Kangaroos with a 3-for-4 day, including a double and a grand slam, scoring three times with 5 RBI.
Terryville (11-10) plays No. 25 Old Lyme (11-10) in a second-round game this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
No. 26 St. Bernard 1, No. 7 Shepaug 0 >> St. Bernard’s Cam Winiarz and Bryan Guetens combined for a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a pitchers’ duel with
Shepaug’s Ryan LaMay (7 innings, 11 strikeouts, 4 hits, 1 walk).
St. Bernard’s scored the game’s lone run in the fourth inning.
No. 23 Cromwell 9, No 10 Thomaston 8 (12) >> In a 12-inning thriller at Thomaston High School, Cromwell starter Amir Nitowski went 10 innings stride for strike with Thomaston’s Justin Taylor.
Locked at 6-6, both teams came to life in the final inning, with three runs for Cromwell and two for the Golden Bears.
Jared Kahn (3-for-5, home run, double, 3 RBI, 2 runs); Taylor (2-for-4, double, RBI, run); Matt Tehan (2-for-5, double, triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs); and Jake George (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI) were Thomaston’s big hitters.
Noah Budzik (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI, 2 runs and Zach Lombardo (RBI triple) came through for the Panthers.
No. 11 Stafford 8, No. 22 Wamogo 1 >> The Bulldogs scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to open up a close game.
Winning pitcher Hunter Davis scattered three hits for Stafford. Luke Boradhurst drove in two runs.
Jordan Bergs drove in Wamogo’s run in the first inning.
CIAC First-Round Softball
No. 16 Waterford 8, No. 17 Northwestern 2 >> Waterford’s Kazi Walker allowed just three hit while her offense went to work in Waterford.
Claire Hurley and Shea Spellman had doubles. Sara Buscetto was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI; Avery Kosmo was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.
No. 13 Nonnewaug 5, No. 20 Northwest Catholic 1 >> The Chiefs (16-5) play at No. 4 North Branford (20-1) today at 4 p.m. in the second round.
No. 11 Wolcott Tech 18, No. 22 Two Rivers 5 >>Winning pitcher Abbie Hanlon allowed just 5 hits at home. Emily Dorosh (4 hits, triple, 2doubles, 3 RBI, 4 runs); Katelyn Benedict (3 hits, 5 runs); Sarah Rousis (home run); and Alicia Winn (2 hits) provided the Wildcat firepower.
Tech (15-6) goes to No. 6 Notre Dame-Fairfield (17-4) for a 4 p.m. second-round game today.
CIAC First-Round Girls Tennis
No. 4 Litchfield 6, No. 20 Coginchaug 1 >> Lexi Honigmann, Tiffany D’Andrea, Sophie MacDonald, Caroline Donovan, Claire Chapman/Corinne Casali; and Aaliyah Vescera/Maggie Brady won at home. Nikk Woznyk/Jess Coughlin won the point for Coginchaug at first doubles.
The Cowgirls (16-1) host No. 12 Weston (16-5) today at 3 p.m.
No. 3 Shepaug 5, No. 14 Cromwell 2 >> Shepaug (17-1) hosts No. 11 Northwest Catholic (14-4) today in a second-round match at 3 p.m.