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.