After having the better of the play in the scoreless first half of Tuesday’s Class M state tournament semifinal game, Lauralton Hall’s field hockey team saw New Canaan turn the tables in the second half. The difference in this contest was capitalization, as the seventh-seeded Rams knocked off the No. 3 Crusaders 2-0 at neutral site Weston High.
The Crusaders had a 4-0 advantage in penalty corners in the opening half — all just a few minutes before the break — and nearly converted. In what was perhaps Lauralton’s best chance of the game, Michaela O’Donnell’s in-close rebound off Madelyn Monahan’s lob on goal was stopped by New Canaan goaltender Emily Conley late in the opening half.