May 04, 2007 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Regardless of the opponent, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team brings the same kind of effort, and proceeds to overwhelm whatever is in the way.
On back-to-back nights at the start of May, the Wildcats toyed with two other main Class A title contenders.
It started last Wednesday, when WG went to Liverpool. An overwhelming first half of offense helped push the Wildcats past the Warriors 14-7.
Even with a sound defense, the Warriors could not keep track of all of WG’s top players, leading to open shots and easy conversions in the early going.
By the time it went to halftime, it was 11-3 in the Wildcats’ favor, and it spent the rest of the game possessing the ball enough to prevent any kind of Liverpool comeback.
Sarah Kuonen paced the deep WG attack, scoring twice and adding three assists. Bekah Elmer had three goals, while Kiersten Tupper matched Kuonen’s two-goal output.
In all, 10 different players scored, as Colleen Bubnack, Amanda Corso, Chrissie Hanley, Amanda Cizenski, Lauren Welch, Lauren Burgoon, Maria DiFato and Jenny Perkins took turns getting goals.
Some energy was conserved, though, because the Wildcats had to come back home 24 hours later and face another tough foe in Cicero-North Syracuse, a makeup from the snowed-out April 16 affair.
The venue and opponent changed, but the result was just the same — a textbook West Genesee blitz that overwhelmed the Northstars and produced a 20-5 victory.
Mostly, the Wildcats used deadly spurts to leave CNS behind. Hanley, Bubnack and Burgoon all scored before the game was three minutes old.
For a time, it slowed up, but WG camped out in the Northstars’ end and wore the CNS defense down, leading to an eruption late in the half.
Elmer scored twice in the last 30 seconds before halftime to make it 9-1, and Tupper got two goals in a span of eight seconds early in the second half just to bring home the point further.
By the end, Burgoon, DiFato, Bubnack and Welch all had three-goal hat tricks, with Welch adding two assists. Tupper backed up her two goals with four assists, joining Elmer and Hanley in the two-goal column. Kuonen had one goal and one assist.
In the first of what turned out to be three games in as many nights, the Wiildcats unleashed all of its weapons in a 23-4 romp over the Auburn Maroons.
Everyone on the roster saw some action in this game, and the level of play did not let up, even after WG claimed a 12-1 halftime lead.
DiFato and Kuonen each had three-goal hat tricks, with DiFato adding two assists. Courtney Clare also had five points, earning four assists to go with her single goal.
Cizenski, Burgoon, Karen Bianchi, Welch and Hanley each had two goals. Tupper had a goal and three assists, with Abby Morgans, Ariel Kramer, Bubnack, Emily Rozwood and Jenna Williams all earning goals, too.
WG’s busy week concludes Saturday with a visit from Section V power Brighton, and it will meet Fayetteville-Manlius Tuesday night in Camillus.