With that 9-2 cushion, Skaneateles did not sit back too much in the second half, but it dictated the tempo and continued playing terrific defense. Rachel Hurley, Tate Green, Elizabeth Lane and the rest of the back line continually harassed Cazenovia attackers, so that Olin only had to make two saves.
Offensively, the depth and balance continued to show. Navaroli and Powers both scored three times, with Wood managing two goals and three assists. Ford and VanSlyke both had two goals and one assist, while Beatson and Natalie Roche also earned goals.
Friday’s game against Chittenango was part of a doubleheader with the boys lacrosse team (who faced Tully) and also served as a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer project.
It also proved to be a one-sided rout for the Lakers, who smashed past the Bears 21-2 by getting 13 goals in the first half and then proceeding to blank Chittenango in the second half, even after it was long settled.
In all, 12 different players would score by game’s end as Sears, with three goals and three assists, and Wood, with four goals and one assist, led the way.
Beatson had two goals and two assists, with Ford, Hannah Logan and Sophie Gorman each finding the net twice. VanSlyke managed a goal and three assists, while Navaroli had a goal and two assists. Powers and Green both finished with one goal and one assist as Catie Woodruff and Isabella Falconoe notched goals, too.