continued Now C-NS looked for three in a row Friday night, at Christian Brothers Academy, only to see its attack go cold for a long stretch in the middle, leading to an 11-6 defeat to the Brothers.
Even with a quick start, the Northstars were down 4-3 through one period, and it would not get on the board again until the fourth quarter. During that drought, CBA didn't add much to the margin, only making it 7-3, but it gave the hosts some cushion once C-NS charged late.
Slater had two goals, with Collins, Fiorini, O'Donnell and Tyler Griffo earning one goal apiece. Schenk finished with nine saves as CBA attacker Joe Dolfo led his side with four goals and one assist.
As this was going on, back at Bragman Stadium the C-NS girls lacrosse team appeared in control during its opener against Marcellus, only to squander that advantage and lose to the Mustangs 10-9.
Sarah Bowles, five days removed from helping the C-NS girls basketball team win the Federation Class AA championship, scored twice as the Northstars steadily built a 7-4 halftime lead. Caitlyn Hamilton found the net three times, while Tiffany Ryan matched Bowles' two-goal output.
None of this could prevent the Mustangs from coming back, though, with Molly McGuane getting three goals and three others (Grace Nolan, Grace Hunt and Lexi Bird) scoring twice. Marcellus goalie Renee Poullott had 13 saves, two more than C-NS counterpart Stefani Reynolds.
Now the girls Northstars have back-to-back road tests at Carthage and Rome Free Academy. The C-NS boys return to action next Friday, when it hosts South Jefferson.