Berlin CT Lacrosse Youth Non-Profit Lax Boys Girls

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(Bottom) [Left to Right]: Jack Melville, Matthew Czerepuszko, Matthew Lavoie, Samuel Veronesi, Sebastian Fusco, Colin Asklar, Nathaniel Tracy, JP Gorneault, Brian Formica
(Middle) [Left to Right]: Mark Bednarczyk, Tyler Ralph, Daniel Cervoni, Domenic Scarano, Nick Grant, Luke Wininger, TJ Hebert, Sam Riedel, Aaron Gauvin, John Downes, Matt Jutras
(Top - Coaches) [Left to Right]: Mark Lavoie, Eric Gauvin

Berlin Senior Boys Red team makes History...

Sunday June 14:  Today the Berlin Youth Lacrosse Senior Red Boy’s team made history by defeating Burlington 15-9 in John-Hopkins CVYL Championship game.  This marks the first time ever in the 10+ year program that a Berlin Youth Lacrosse team has won a CVYL Championship game.  Congratulations to all players and coaches!


In order for the Senior Boys team to get to this game they first faced off against a competitive Newington team.  The game was close the entire contest and Berlin never led by more than two goals.  With under a minute left Berlin scored to seal the victory and a 7-4 final.  The next stop was a defensive Chicopee team.  Chicopee only allowed 17 goals in five games and opened up with a 2-0 lead against Berlin.  Berlin fought back to make it a 3-2 half time score.  The Berlin Bulldogs came out fired up in the beginning of the 3rd quarter scoring five straight goals.  Chicopee added a couple of goals late but Berlin went on to win 10-4 and advanced to the championship game.


The championship stage was set, Berlin vs Burlington.  Berlin won a previous meeting earlier in the season against Burlington 8-6 but a lot can happen in a month.  The boys knew it was going to be a tough game and one that required 110% - and they delivered.  The game went back and forth with neither team leading by more than two untl late in the second quarter.  Berlin scored 3 unanswered goals making the halftime lead 4.  Burlington cut the lead back to two goals midway through the 3rd quarter.   Berlin re-grouped and opened up the game scoring another set of goals and making the lead 4 again.  With approximately 4 minutes remaining  Berlin had a 14-9 lead.  A last minute goal clinched the victory and for the first time ever in Berlin Youth Lacrosse history, the Bulldogs won a CVYL Championship game!


Many of the players on the Bulldog team were also there five years earlier when the first Bantam boys lacrosse team was created.  What a way to start your youth lacrosse career and even a better way to end by winning the championship.  Good luck to all of those who continue their lacrosse careers; next stop Berlin High School!


Many showed up to support the Bulldogs during their Championship run including:  coaches Rob Grega (Senior Girls) and Ryan Mrachek (Bantam Boys); all the Berlin Lacrosse families; neighbors and friends.  It just goes to show what a GREAT Lacrosse Community we really have.  Thanks for all your support!