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Girls lacrosse Bees split with CNS, topple F-M

In a week of breathtaking extremes, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team would be awful one moment, awesome the next.

Through all that, the Bees somehow won three of four games, capping it off by making a pair of ferocious comebacks against quality foes.

In the first of those rallies, B'ville completed a regular-season sweep of defending Class A champion Fayetteville-Manlius by toppling the Hornets 14-12.

Awful at the start, B'ville fell behind 5-1. However, it straightened out and caught up with four unanswered goals to close out the first half, then picked up the tempo even more to outlast F-M after the break.

Meghan Merriam and Jen Fabian each picked up three-goal hat tricks, as Narissa Barzee and Quincy Spagnoletti earned two goals apiece.

Kara Moschetti was a spark for everyone, with five assists to go with her single tally, as Lauren Petrik and Taylor Frink each had two assists. Petrik, Laura Ross and Natalie Chrismer earned single goals. For F-M, Mary Elizabeth Klepper and Lindsey Crawford each had three goals, with Klepper adding three assists.

Two nights later, B'ville topped itself in the comeback category in the course of a 9-7 victory over Cicero-North Syracuse at Bragman Stadium.

The Bees (8-4) lost to CNS, 10-7, just six days earlier, and the rematch looked to be an even bigger problem as the Northstars raced out to a 6-0 lead before the game was 11 minutes old, forcing head coach Doug Rowe to switch goalies, Casey Chiesa replacing Amanda Caloia.

Slowly finding itself, B'ville closed within four, 7-3, by halftime, then completely dominated the second half, shutting out the Northstars. It took the lead for good on Erinn Wilcox's goal with 9:46 left.

Wilcox, Merriam and Moschetti each finished with two goals, with Moschetti adding a pair of assists. Spagnoletti, Frink and Taylor Gray also scored, as the Bees' defense protected Chiesa and forced a series of CNS turnovers in the late going.

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