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Hornets' Girls' Lacrosse Takes the Class M State Title

The Branford girls' lacrosse team won its first state title by netting a 15-8 victory versus Pomperaug in the Class M State Tournament final at Law High School on June 10.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jackie Ceccolini , center kneeling, is surrounded by coaches and the championship team.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) celebrates on of her goals.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) with a shot and a goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) celebrates among several Pomperaug defenders after scoring a goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) with one of her goals on the afternoon.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) looks to pass as she drives down the Branford cheering section.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) raises her hands after a first half goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4), L, and Autumn McHenry (43) battle Pomperaug defenders for the ball.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Autumn McHenry (43).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) prepares shoot and score a goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Autumn McHenry (43) leaps past a Pomperaug defender for the ball.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Carolie Erickson (3) prepares to pass the ball from the Branford end.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jillian Ciarleglio (14) in goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jillian Ciarleglio (14) in goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jillian Ciarleglio (14) in goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jillian Ciarleglio (14) in goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jillian Ciarleglio (14) in goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) with arms in the air after scoring.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sabrina Torcellini (13).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sabrina Torcellini (13) just before scoring a late game goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Branford fans start to file onto he field to celebrate.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Branford fans flood the field with the team to celebrate.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) gets a hug following the victory.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Jessica Amarante (15) receives a hug following the Branford victory.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Erica Klarman (38) holds hands with Britney Bunbanlu (31) as she jumps into the air during the celebration.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) celebrates after scoring a goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Erica Klarman (38), L, jumps into the air while holding hands with Britney Bunbanlu (31) during the post game celebration.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) receives a hug form a teammate.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jackie Ceccolini holds the state championship trophy.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi, L, and head coach Jackie Ceccolini .

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi, Morgan Gilman (22), head coach Jackie Ceccolini , Ashlee Smestad (26).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi prepares to pour the water bucket on head coach and sister Jackie Ceccolini.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi pours the water bucket on head coach and sister Jackie Ceccolini as she's interviewed.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Kaitlin Parker (18), L, hugs teammate Ashlee Smestad (26) after Smestad scored a goal.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Ashlee Smestad (26) hugs teammate Kaitlin Parker (18) after scoring.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Sophie Spencer (4) battles several defenders.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Kaitlin Parker (18).

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi pours the water bucket on head coach and sister Jackie Ceccolini as she's interviewed.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi pours the water bucket on head coach and sister Jackie Ceccolini as she's interviewed.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Bill Alessi pours the water bucket on head coach and sister Jackie Ceccolini as she's interviewed.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jackie Ceccolini raises her arms in celebration after having the water bucket poured on her during an interview by brother and assistant coach Bill Alessi, rear.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jackie Ceccolini raises her arms in celebration after having the water bucket poured on her during an interview by brother and assistant coach Bill Alessi, R.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jackie Ceccolini receives a congratulatory hug from brother and assistant coach Bill Alessi he finishes pouring the water cooler on her in celebration.

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The Branford girls lacrosse team won their first state title 15-8 in the Class M championship game over Pomperaug played at Jonathan Law High School on Saturday afternoon. Seniors Ashlee Smestad (26), Charlee Grady (17), Morgan Gilman (22).

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