In a game dominated by defense, the winning goal was fitting. It came off a turnover following a broken play. Jane Charlton\u2019s shot just beat the final buzzer, giving the New Canaan girls lacrosse team a 6-5 victory over host Ridgefield on a rainy Monday evening at Tiger Hollow. The Rams scored the first three goals of the second half to take a 5-2 lead. However, the Tigers denied New Canaan during a two-minute penalty and then went on a three-goal tear of their own to tie the game. Caitlin Slaminko scored off a free position and converted a pass from Hannah Boylan off another free to cut New Canaan\u2019s lead to 5-4. Boylan then made a great individual play, knocking down New Canaan goalie Caroline O\u2019Dea\u2019s clearing pass, scooping up the loose ball, and scoring the equalizer with 2:16 left. New Canaan controlled the ensuing draw and called a timeout. When play resumed, the Rams held the ball before starting their offense with under 50 seconds remaining. Ridgefield\u2019s defense forced a turnover, but New Canaan got the ball right back, leading to Charlton\u2019s game-winner off a pass from Dillyn Patten. \u201cThe two freshmen, Kayleigh (Harden) and Dillyn (Patten), double teamed the Ridgefield player and forced the turnover,\u201d Charlton said. \u201cThen Dillyn did her little run and saw the pass and took it. I was just in a good spot.\u201d Charlton led the Rams with two goals and an assist. Her first goal gave New Canaan a 2-1 lead in the opening half, but Ridgefield responded with Aly Gagnon\u2019s score off a free position to forge a 2-2 tie at the break. \u201cThe two defenses played phenomenal,\u201d New Canaan coach Kristin Woods said. \u201cCaroline Schuh, Lizzy Demarino, Katelyn Sparks and Natalie Lopez and Nora Belodeau really stood out for us on defense \u2026 and Caroline O\u2019Dea was great in goal.\u201d Goals from Lauren Bisceglia, Hollis Mulry and Dillyn Patten put New Canaan ahead 5-2. Ridgefield then responded with two goals from Slaminko and one from Boylan to knot the score. \u201cMy kids played a great game \u2026 we were down 5-2 and came back to tie it,\u201d Ridgefield coach Cece Berger said. \u201cTo some extent, I\u2019m proud of the fight. But to another extent, there were some possessions and turnovers I wasn\u2019t happy about. I counted four turnovers in the last 12 minutes, so that\u2019s something we have to work on.\u201d NEW CANAAN 6, RIDGEFIELD 5 NEW CANAAN \u00a0 2 4 \u2014 6RIDGEFIELD \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a02 3 \u2014 5 Scoring: New Canaan \u2013 Jane Charlton 2 goals, 1 assist; Hollis Mulry 1 goal, 1 assist; Lauren Biscegila 1 goal; Dillyn Patten 1 goal; Kendall Patten 1 goal. Ridgefield \u2013 Caitlin Slaminko 2 goals; Hannah Boylan 1 goal, 1 assist; Maeve Tobin 1 goal; Aly Gagnon 1 goal.\u00a0Records: New Canaan: 7-1; Ridgefield 3-4.