West Genny girls are no. 1 in state rankings again

Still without a blemish, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team continued to test itself, inside and outside the CNY County League ranks, as it once again rose to the top spot on the state Class A rankings.

The Wildcats hosted Class C power Christian Brothers Academy last Monday night, overwhelming the Brothers with its attack and earning an 18-7 victory.

A fast-paced first half saw both sides find success on the offensive side. But the pace favored WG as it doubled CBA's output and worked its way to a 10-5 lead.

From there, the Wildcats really took over in the second half, its relentless pace wearing the Brothers down as the visitors only got two goals the rest of the way.

Meanwhile, Emily Tripodi took part in most of WG's scoring plays, amassing five goals and seven assists by the time she was done. Erica Geremia flashed open for a season-best six goals, while Katey Hart earned three goals and four assists.

Kara Datellas found the net twice as Julie Dussing and Mel Murphy had the other goals.

Defensively, the Wildcats did an especially good job on Taylor Poplawski, holding her to one goal as Taylor Gait (three goals) and Marisa Romeo (two goals) were responsible for most of CBA's offense. Courtney Henderson had to make 13 saves to keep it from being more lopsided.

Still at home Wednesday, the Wildcats bashed Corcoran 22-2, getting 17 goals in the first half alone to allow for most of the lineup to see at least some game action.

Tripodi improved to seven assists as she, along with Hart, Datellas, Murphy, Shannon Hawley and Elizabeth LaComb, earned two goals apiece. Geremia led with four goals and two assists as Dussing, Kerri Taylor, Olivia Wolfram, Nicole Desko, Vicki Graveline and Dana Anderson earned single goals.

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