Jonathan Law girls lacrosse falls, 14-12

The Jonathan Law girls lacrosse team in its first varsity season is quickly proving that it belongs in the tough SCC Conference. Through four games the Eagles have put 62 goals in the net and allowed just 47.

In spite of the encouraging start there is still evidence of some growing pains to go through, and that surfaced in Friday night’s tough 14-12 loss to Shelton High. Head coach Jessica Shaw remains optimistic about the Eagles 2-2 start on the season.

Law trailed 4-1 with 12 minutes reaming in the first half and the deficit would have been worse if not for the outstanding effort of goal keeper Melissa Chodziutko.

The sophomore goalie made three in-your-face stops in a span of a minute to keep the deficit where it was, allowing her teammates to battle back in the game.

The Eagles outscored Shelton 6-2 for the remainder of the first half and two goals from senior Zoe Taylor in the final minute, including the go-ahead score with two seconds left on the clock, gave Law a 7-6 lead at the break.

Law opened up a 10-7 advantage with 14 minutes to go in the game only to be outscored 7-2 by Shelton the rest of the way.

Freshman Olivia Keator led the attack with four goals, with freshman Colleen Goodwin adding three goals and Taylor two to pace the Eagles.

Law is back in action on Monday at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden and on Thursday against Stratford High at Penders Field.

The Eagles will then have six days off to prepare for the neighboring showdown at Foran High on Thursday, April 30.