Caz girls lacrosse roars to 2-0 start

Dorrance notches 15 assists in wins over Cortland, Ludden/Grimes

— It took nearly eight minutes for Cazenovia to get on the board, and it trailed 1-0 thanks to Stephanie Brazell’s goal before Henderson tied it. But it was Matt’s go-ahead goal at the 10:46 mark that opened a decisive run where, in a three-minute span, Henderson and Hadley Lucas found the net to spread the margin to 4-1.

Willard and Kleine tacked on goals that made it 6-1 late in the half, but from there the Lakers cooled down, unable to hang on to the ball or consistently make Ludden/Grimes pay for turnovers.

Still, the game was never in any serious danger, Cazenovia expertly possessing the ball for long periods of time in the latter stages to protect its lead.

Again, Dorrance served as the catalyst, piling up seven assists to give her 15 for the week. Henderson finished with three goals as Matt scored twice and Lucy Shepard notched her first goal of the season.

These games served as a warm-up for a big week of activity. Starting on Monday, the Lakers would take on Marcellus, Skaneateles and Westhill in a five-day span, with only the game against the other Lakers at home as Cazenovia got an up-close look at most of the other pre-season Class C favorites, all in a row.

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