A winning routine has settled in place for the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team, who easily dismissed a pair of opponents before hitting the April school break.
To start with, the Bees (no. 9 in the initial state Class A rankings released last week), went to Rome Free Academy last Monday night and were relentless in an 18-2 romp over the Black Knights.
A first-half shutout saw B'ville notch 12 consecutive goals, and it remained productive even with a running clock throughout the second half.
Katie Sullivan scored five times, with Meghan Cuddy adding four goals and one assist. Claire Monnat amassed two goals and three assists as Ashley Gentile also found the net twice. Maggie Monnat got a goal and three assists, while Taylor Pastore, Erin Ward, Johna Kjerstad and Erika Wilcox notched goals, too.
Then the Bees returned home and, meeting Oswego Friday night, found things much closer - at least in the early stages - but still managed to handle the Buccaneers 14-6.
All through the first half, Oswego hung close, B'ville only leading 5-4 as they went to the break. But the depth and aggression of the Bees took a long-term toll as, the rest of the way, it outscored the Bucs 9-2 and got clear.
Gentile finished with four goals, while Claire Monnat backed up her three goals with three assists. Cuddy also found the net three times. Samantha Yaro scored twice as Sullivan and Sarah Klaben notched single goals.
With its 4-1 mark, B'ville takes a trip to Maryland this week for a game against McDonough before heading back to Central New York and meeting Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.