BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– What sport isn’t Hand of Madison good in? The girls lacrosse team was looking for its 13th win of the season Tueaday night against a 10-win Branford team.
The Tigers were the top ranked team in Class M heading into the night, just one loss on the season. The Hornets not far behind in the M standings but looking for a signature win.
This one went back and forth all night. After leading 4-3 at the half it looked like Hand was taking control late in the game. Riley Kokoruda and Taylor Scully helped Hand go in front 12-10 with just minutes to play.
But Branford answered with the games last 3 goals. Juniors Autumn McHenry and Sabrina Torcellini hooked up to get the Hornets within a goal at 12-11.
Sophie Spencer then tied it with a goal, then with 39 seconds to play Spencer took a set up from Torcellini and buried the game winner.
Branford won it 13-12.
It’s the Hornets 18th straight home win and their first over Hand in 9 years.