WG girls lacrosse flattens B’ville, 18-5

Wildcats score 15 unanswered goals in near-perfect first half

From dominating in the draw circle to having defenders Liz Bova, Mia DiBello, Madison Pritchard and Lexie Meager shut down anything B’ville tried to get its attack going, the Wildcats, in those 25 minutes, put on one of its most impressive displays in recent memory.

And it was 16-0 before back-to-back goals by Stephanie Roberts finally put the Bees on the board. Natalie Kaufman, Marjorie Dehm and Glory Johnson also got late goals, but WG was far out of reach.

Elmer finished with five goals and two assists, with Donahue adding two goals and five assists. Nicky Delany added a late goal as Angela Ponto, seeing extended net duty in the second half after replacing Katherine Widrick, picked up five saves.

As a tune-up, WG rolled past Rome Free Academy 22-1 last Monday night. Since it was the team’s third game in four days (following its tournament wins over CBA and Garden City), the Wildcats gave everyone in the lineup lots of playing time as it cruised to a 14-0 halftime lead.

All told, 18 different players got at least one goal. Sinead Guy led with two goals and three assists, with Elmer, Mackenzie Baker and Lindsey Rose matching that two-goal output.

Donahue, Hudgins, Pardee, Ponto, Collins, Delany, Kaylee Kick, Madison Pritchard, Melissa Moran, Madisyn Kittell, Gianna Branca, Jessica Dussing and Meghan Colabufo also scored. Moran and Osterdale had two assists apiece.

With B’ville cast aside again, WG would turn its attention to the rest of the regular season, which includes next Tuesday’s game against Fayetteville-Manlius (which is Senior Night) and trips to Liverpool and Oswego before the Section III Class A playoffs loom.

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