continued Those nerves dissipated, though, when Lynn Copeland, off feeds from Claire Michel and Sophie Kush, scored with 1:42 left in the second period, giving Skaneateles the lead for good.
Settling down, the Lakers would make it 3-1 as Allison Weiss converted with 12:37 left. Riley Donahue tacked on a pair of late goals to double the eventual winning margin.
Lupo only had to make seven saves as Weiss, Sarah Sauda, Marykate McHale and Morgan Matthews rarely allowed Ithaca many scoring chances after its early tally.
Weather pushed back the other Section III semifinal between Alexandria Bay and Oswego until Thursday night,
That first game with Ithaca was the Lakers’ third in less than 48 hours, following a weekend road trip that included a loss to Beekmantown and a victory over Salmon River. But the depth of the Skaneateles roster allowed it to overcome possible fatigue and control the game from start to finish.
Abbie Kuhns, in particular, flourished against the Little Red, scoring twice and adding a pair of assists. Paige Postalwait and Caroline McGuigan each had one goal and one assist, while Michel and Copeland also found the net. Donahue, Matthews, Singler and Schnorr also earned assists.