Lions Lacrosse Team Reunites for One Last Victory

Melissa Van Cott and Ella Bartolomei had three goals and two assists apiece and Hadley Crosby added three goals and one assist, as the St. John Paul II girls lacrosse squad beat Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School 18-6 on Thursday in the Laxachusetts High School Pride Tournament.

The Lions lost to Algonquin 10-4 later in the day, after dropping two contests on the tournament’s opening day Wednesday. Emily Bach, Jenna Ellis, Lola MacInnes, Cait Mehl and Van Cott, who all graduated from St. John Paul II this spring, played their final games for the Lions.

MacInnes and Ella Squarcia added two goals and an assist each against Assabet Valley while Mehl had two tallies, Finley Crosby had one goal and three assists, Ella Sassone had one goal and two assists, Maggie Crawford had one goal and Bach contributed two assists.

Against Algonquin, Van Cott scored twice, with Bartolomei and Finley Crosby adding a goal and an assist each.

Flynn Kayajann was strong in net for the Lions, making a number of stops, while Mehl, Ellis, Lucy Barker and Delaney Burrell were all key defensively, according to Chris Bartolomei, who coached the squad during the tournament.

Ella Bartolomei had three goals and two assists a game and Van Cott added two goals in each contest as St. John Paul II fell to Tyngsboro High School and the Laxachusetts Club Team Wednesday.

The Lions lost to Tyngsboro 15-8, with Crawford and Finley Crosby adding a goal and an assist each in the game, Sassone adding one goal and MacInnes and Bach each chipping in with an assist.

Finley Crosby, Sassone and Bach each contributed two goals and one assist as St. John Paul II came up shy of the Laxachusetts Club Team 14-12. Hadley Crosby added one goal and two assists for the Lions, while MacInnes had two assists and Crawford had one assist.

By Cape Cod Times