This is, arguably, the strongest period in the history of Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse, with a girls team offereing a strong defense of its state Class C championship and a boys side determined to make its own championship push.
Both inside and outside of league play, the CBA girls make an impression, as it showed again Saturday by going to Fayetteville-Manlius and romping past the Hornets 18-7.
Even though the Hornets’ defense had impressed by beating Baldwinsville 10-9 earlier in the week, CBA’s attack easily solved them in a fast-paced first half, racing out to a 14-4 lead before things cooled down in the late going.
Just five players were responsible, too. Taylor Poplawski had five goals and three assists, with Marisa Romeo also finding the net five times. Kara Dell’uomo got three goals and two assists, while Caroline Webster chimed with three goals and one assist. Sophie Racciatti had the other two goals.
The CBA girls, who sat at no. 2 in the last state Class C poll, began its week by going to Jordan-Elbridge and ripping past the Eagles 19-4.
Blazing through the first half, the Brothers built an 11-3 lead and kept adding to it later, led by Romeo, who had five goals and two assists, and Webster, who managed three goals and five assists.
Racciatti chimed in with three goals and one assist. Olivia Pitonzo stepped up, scoring twice and adding an assist as Poplawski, Dell’uomo, Emily Ehle and Rachel Perla each got one goal and one assist. Maddie Cook and Rachel Vercillo earned goals, too.
That offensive charge continued back home on Thursday night, against LaFayette, as the Brothers pushed past the Lancers 21-10.
LaFayette features its own strong attack, and it didn’t disappoint as teammates Cassley Jackowski and Emly Peebles both finished with four goals.