Girls lax roundup: J-E ends Lakers' league win streak

With a remarkable rally, the Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse team put a sudden end to a league win streak Skaneateles had been building for a long time -- six years, to be exact.

The Eagles became the first team in 59 OHSL Liberty division games to topple the Lakers, doing so in a 13-12 decision.

J-E came into the game with a modest 2-2 mark. For once, though, that fit right in with Skaneateles, the reigning Section III Class C champs that had made the state finals each of the last four years.

Skaneateles came in with a 2-3 mark, though losses to Cazenovia and Westhill (both in the OHSL Liberty) were marked as non-league contests, and so the 59-game streak wasn't affected.

This one was a league game, though, and for a while it looked like so many others before. Skaneateles led by as much as 9-1 at one point, but the tide would turn fast.

Suddenly, the Eagles got hot late in the first half, and cut the margin to 9-7 before they hit the break. As the pace slowed in the cold, wet and windy conditions, J-E caught up, then watched as Ella Thorpe put in what proved to be the game-winner with 4:30 left.

Both Thorpe and Emily Dillon finished with three goals, while Katie Dungey and Carrie Farrrugia scored two goals apiece. Alie Donahue and Kelsey Armani scored, too, with Grace Dungey and Hanne Bailey earning single assists. Goalie Kelsey Richardson had nine saves as Lindsay Angelillo (five goals, one assist) led the Skaneateles effort.

The Eagles made it back-to-back wins Wednesday, at LaFayette, again coming from behind to produce a 10-6 victory over the Lancers.

Through a cold, wet first half, LaFayette controlled the tempo and produced enough to edge in front, 5-4, as Cassley Jackowski led the way with four goals.

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