More 200 people turned out at Milford High School Tuesday night to watch the Milford Girls Varsity Lacrosse team try to make its way to the district finals.
The Scarlet Hawks came back from being down 2-8 to tie the game at 12-12, triggering three minutes of intense overtime play that had the audience screaming so loud the referees couldn't be heard by the players.
In the end, Milford fell to Nipmuc, 14-16.
championship banner last week, for the first time in the varsity sport's history. Nipmuc now moves on to the quarter-finals, playing Tantasqua on Thursday.
Meredith Purtell, an assistant coach for Milford, said the standout players in Tuesday's game were:
Gabrielle Vasile, a sophomore who plays "attack" position, and who as the draw player is credited with giving Milford possession of the ball numerous times Tuesday. Vasile score two goals;
, a senior who plays midfield, and who was the most aggressive player on the field, scoring five goals;
, a senior who also plays midfield, and who scored three goals, including the points that put the team into overtime play;
and Mikayla Pasciuto, a senior on defense, who provided leadership to the team throughout the game.