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Girls lacrosse Lakers romp past Marcellus

Big close to first half leads Skaneateles to 17-9 win

— Logan flourished, constantly getting the ball to her teammates, igniting attacks that led to those crucial goals late in the first half as Powers and Sears both notched three-goal hat tricks by the time they reached the break.

"The draws were big," said Marquardt. "We knew that they (Marcellus) could score, so possession was the key."

To handle the Mustangs' attack, Skaneateles again put together a first-rate defensive effort. Intense man-to-man pressure from the likes of Tate Green, Catie Woodruff, Rachel Hurley and Alex Welch made Marcellus' potent trio of McGuane, Grace Nolan and Grace Hunt work hard for their chances, and most of their conversions would come after the Lakers put it out of reach.

Marquardt said her team's defense has improved since that first Marcellus game. "It's so important to play team defense, and we did that tonight," she said.

Leading 10-4 at the half, the Lakers never let the Mustangs get closer the rest of the way. Powers, with four goals and two assists, led the attack, while Beatson, Navaroli, Molly Wood and Casey VanSlyke each scored twice and Logan would tack on a second-half goal.

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