One goal in the first period was all the margin of victory the Verona High School girls lacrosse team needed as it defeated Livingston High School 12-11. Playing at Livingston, Verona junior Jackie Brozyna dominated the game, netting six goals and an assist. Lauren Ednie had three goals and fellow senior Gabi Mottola had two. Amanda Maguire had nine saves in the contest. The girls’ record is now 11-2.
Boys lacrosse got another victory, crushing West Orange 10-1 on Centennial field. Senior Matt Thompson had three of Verona’s scores, while freshman Jack Farrell came up with two and two assists. The rest of the scoring was spread across the team, with Carter Kenny, Dane Kish, Brian Wagner and Chris Yeates all finding the back of the net. Andrew Gagliostro had nine saves. The win improves the team’s record to 3-10.
There was a rare loss by the Verona High School baseball team on Monday, as it fell to Newark Academy 6-3 at Doc Goeltz Field. James Hill and Matt Rubins were 2-for-4, and Hill turned one of his at bats into a nice double to center field. Rubins and Luke Weiss both drove in runs. Junior Mike Cifaretto was on the mound for five innings, getting four strikeouts to his credit. The softball team, meanwhile, couldn’t get any traction against Nutley and ended up with a 13-0 defeat at home.