Defeat is something the Cazenovia field hockey team does not like getting used to. So, after Camden conquered them in the first round of O'Connor Classic on Sept. 24, the Lakers resumed its usual habits.
First, Cazenovia disposed of Morrisville-Eaton in the consolation game at Camden. Then it went to Fayetteville-Manlius last Tuesday and put together a 4-1 victory over the Hornets.
Here, Tori Widrick put on quite a show. The senior forward, verbally committed to attend Ball State next fall, helped the Lakers build a 3-0 first-half advantage and finished with a three-goal hat trick, also assisting on Jillian Vogl's tally.
EmmaJean Spear and Belle Hoagland assisted on Widrick's scoring plays as Laker goalie Emily Mastropaolo made seven saves, only allowing Hannah Bucklin's second-half tally.
Two nights later, Cazenovia got the good fortune of playing on all-weather turf at East Syracuse-Minoa and, amid the raindrops, bashed the Spartans 9-2 for its 55th consecutive win against Onondaga High School League opponents.
Cazenovia seemed to enjoy the rain, tearing ESM up in a 6-0 first half. Before it was done, Widrick had put in three goals, giving her seven for the week, and adding an assist as Vogl notched her own there-goal hat trick, plus an assist. Spear and Kara Stalder notched the other goals, while Abby Eschen picked up an assist.
Cazenovia (8-1, 6-0 league) is home again Wednesday to face Cato-Meridian before making a Friday trip to Port Byron.