Tests Part Of The Game For Tomahawks
By design, the Glastonbury girls' lacrosse team has been facing tougher teams on the schedule than usual.
Coach Kris Cofiell chose to give her team a tough schedule, in order to prepare it for what it will face in the conference and state tournament, as well as to strengthen it for the future.
"It's probably one of the hardest schedules in the state of Connecticut, considering we play Longmeadow and Minnechaug in Massachusetts, which are ranked No. 1 and No. 3 there," the coach said. "Then you've got Ridgefield who's No. 6, we played Wilton who is No. 3, we play Cheshire on Thursday who's No. 5, and we play Greenwich who is No. 4. You can't get much harder than that."
Cofiell added that her team's 7-5 record is not as good as other local teams, but that is because of the strength of the opponents.
"My decision is that I want to challenge my players every day," she said. "That's how we are going to get better."
With four freshman and several other starters who are new to varsity, the team also has great senior leadership, including Marina DiPiazza, Hannah Anselmo, Lindsey Boehning, Lindsey Boehning, Victoria Hurley, and Maura Shiring.
The future plans include winning Glastonbury's 11th CCC title in a row, and preparing for the state tournament is secondary.
"Right now, we focus on the CCC," Cofiell said. "When you have a young team, you have to look local, and whatever happens outside of local is great."
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