Jonathan Law holds off Foran in girls lacrosse

Jonathan Law found a way to make the Foran High girls lacrosse team chase victory when coach Jessica Shaw’s homestanding Eagles defeated coach John Connors’ Lions, 18-13, in a well-played matchup between SCC rivals on Friday.

“The last time (a 12-11 Law win), we had the lead and they came back, so it was  scary when it got to be a two-or-three goal game," Shaw said. "Winning the draw was the key for us today.”

It was Foran’s ability to take possession early off the draw in the second half that allowed the Lions to close a 9-4 halftime deficit to 10-9 with 17:56 remaining to be played.

“We were coming back, but then Jess took that timeout and they regrouped,” Connors said. “It was a lot of fun and a good game between two young teams playing at the varsity level for the first time.”

Out of the timeout, Law scored the next three goals to reestablish a four-goal advantage.

Foran drew within two goals at the 10:45 mark, but Law scored the next three tallies over the next four minutes.

Jillian Parsons scored six goals to lead Law, which will take a 7-8-1 record into the state tournament.

Molly Vargo and Olivia Keator scored three goals each.

Zoe Taylor and Amanda Sciuto scored two goals apiece.

Andria Torres and Karissa Talamelli also found the back of the net.

Melissa Chodziutko got the win in goal

Taylor, who was honored prior to the game as Law’s lone senior, said, “It’s such an honor to be a member of this team. We are like a family. Foran is a great team and it is a great rivalry.”

Monica Malangone had four goals for the Lions, now 4-12.

Julia Astram and Kiara Kanlong had three goals each.

Hannah Pouliot had two goals. Eva Knudsen had one.

Pouliot, Astram and Malangone had two assists each.

Taylor Wisniewski and Knudsen also had assists.

Shea Phelan played well in goal for the Lions.

Foran seniors Kali Borden and Alexia Malangone were also feted prior to the game.