Baldwinsville girls lacrosse teammates Amanda Klein (23) and Amari Pollard (33) line up to stop a possible attack in last Monday’s game against Fairport. The Bees’ defense would shut out Fairport in the second half of an 8-3 win and go on to beat Liverpool a night later before a late-week defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse.
That win over Liverpool gave B’ville a leg up on possible Class A playoff seeding, which remained true even though the Bees lost at home Friday night to Cicero-North Syracuse in a 13-10 decision.
These two sides had already played their league game, on April 19, B’ville hanging on to win 10-9 in cold, wet conditions at Bragman Stadium. Back home, and facing the tail end of this long, tiring stretch of games, the Bees would get a different result.
C-NS went in front 7-5 by halftime, and hung on despite four goals from Pollard and a three-goal hat trick from Klaben. Just five B’ville players found the net as Dehm, Foote and Taylor Gebhardt brought home single goals.
By contrast, the Northstars really spread around its production, with 13 goals from eight different players, five of them – Tiffany Ryan, Stephanie Liberati, Hanna Haven, Meghan Duffy and Sarah Bowles – scoring twice.
Before all this, B’ville hosted Fairport (Section V) last Monday night, and in a game made up from an April 11 weather postponement, the Bees played superb second-half defense to turn back the Red Raiders in a 9-3 victory.
All of Fairport’s offense came in the first 13 minutes, which allowed it to stay within range, 5-3, at the break. From there, though, the Bees’ back line clamped down, never letting the Red Raiders score again or get many shots, as Nicole Burrows only had to make five saves.
Frink, by herself, outscored Fairport, finishing with four goals and one assist. Marjorie Dehm found the net twice, while Taylor Gebhardt and Amari Pollard both had one goal and one assist. Natalie Kaufman got the other goal as Stephanie Roberts added an assist.
The win over Liverpool immediately followed, and with three quality wins in four days (it also beat Fayetteville-Manlius on May 4), B’ville (10-4) got a small respite before the loss to C-NS and the remaining homestretch, which included a rematch with F-M and a Wednesday visit to Brighton.