A lot has changed for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team since its state Class B title run in 2013, which included a rare win at West Genesee.
When the Brothers again visited Wildcat Stadium last Friday night, it was a far different result as WG, pulling away late, prevailed by a score of 11-2.
Grace Osterdale got it started with a goal at the five-minute mark, and WG led 3-0, with only the strong work of CBA’s defense keeping it from an early runaway.
Rachel Vercillo cut the deficit to 3-1 late in the half before a key sequence late in the half. Jackie Pardee scored, and amid a flurry of yellow cards, Hannah Elmer put one home 3.6 seconds before the horn, giving WG a 5-1 cushion at the break.
Quiet for a large portion of the second half, WG would score five times in the last 10 minutes, the only interruption a goal by Maddie Cook. Pardee, Donahue, Elmer, Mackenzie Baker and Madisyn Kittell would all find the net, too, as Katherine Widrick was superb in the net, turning back 10 of CBA’s 12 shots for the game.
Just before going to Camillus, CBA had one tune-up, going to Cortland last Tuesday and controlling matters from start to finish in a 17-5 romp over the Purple Tigers.
Up 9-3 by halftime, the Brothers kept on pushing as 10 different players scored, with Cook at the forefront, finishing with five goals and one assist.
Emily Ehle, Katie Anderson and Hannah Werner each scored twice, with Ehle adding a pair of assists. Sam McKenna had a goal and two assists, while Tessa Queri, Meredith Stott, Rachel Ziemba, Lilly Hunt and Claire Jeschke each had one goal. Stott and Queri also had assists.
East Syracuse-Minoa, no. 11 in the first state Class B poll of the spring, smashed Chittenango 20-2 last Tuesday afternoon, rolling to an 11-2 halftime lead and continuing to produce in the latter stages long after the game was settled.