F-M’s girls lacrosse team, still plowing through a brutal early schedule, went to Liverpool last Tuesday night and paid for a poor first half in a 9-5 loss to the Warriors.
Liverpool, aided by three goals from both Mary Fadden and Andrea Flood, put F-M in an 8-3 deficit by halftime, something it could not overcome despite a late push. Cara Esposito, in defeat, scored twice, with Marri Ryu, Lindsay Trachtenberg and Grace Donahue landing one goal apiece.
Then Section V power Brighton showed up on Friday and beat the Hornets 18-5, tearing through an 11-0 first half before F-M could even get on the board.
Alex Murphy did have three goals and two assists in the late going. Trachtenberg and Donahue earned the other goals, while Ryu, McKenna Everding and Julie Neuberger each had one assist.
To make it even more difficult, F-M had to face Baldwinsville on Monday before back-to-back games against Central Square and Auburn. Meanwhile, the boys Hornets get Oswego and Corcoran before a Saturday non-league tilt with East Syracuse-Minoa.