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B’ville girls toppled by West Genny again

Bees start fast, but Wildcats take over in 16-10 decision

— The Wildcats did so with a well-balanced attack. Tripodi, whom Elmer calls one of the finest passers in team history, had three assists to go with her pair of goals as LaComb had a team-best four goals and Datellas added three goals and one assist.

Due to a late offensive surge, Claire Monnat finished with four goals, with Gentile, Kennedy Frink and Maggie Monnat getting two goals apiece. In the net, Andrea Moore recorded six saves.

Before all this, the Bees had to avoid trip-ups in back-to-back games, starting last Monday with a trip to Fairport (no. 20 in the latest state Class A rankings), where a quick start led to an 11-8 victory over the Red Raiders.

Usually, a team making a long road trip struggles to find its rhythm in the early stages. Not so with B’ville, who roared out to a 6-1 lead in the first half before Fairport’s late surge closed the gap to 6-4 by halftime.

All through the second half, the Red Raiders, led by Danielle McKinnon (four goals), tried to catch up, but B’ville kept answering, getting clutch stops from Moore, who had nine saves overall.

Gentile and Maggie Monnat both scored three times for the Bees, with Claire Monnat adding two goals and one assist. Erika Wilcox and Taylor Gebhardt each had one goal and one assist, with Amari Pollard also finding the net.

Back home 24 hours later, B’ville disposed of Rome Free Academy 13-4. Much of the work was done early, the Bees storming to an 11-1 lead before resting the starters late, knowing what lay ahead.

Wilcox still had time to score four goals and add an assist, while Maggie Monnat had two goals and three assists. Gentile, Gebhardt, Taylor Pastore, Amanda Klein, Johna Kjerstad and Sarah Klaben got goals, too, with Klaben, Gebhardt and Klein adding assists.

At home all of this week, B’ville will get chances to regain some momentum through meeting Auburn on Tuesday and Central Square on Friday.

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