Though these contests did not rise to the sort of “event” status that beating West Genesee in a game and Garden City in a scrimmage provided, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was not about to take anything lightly as it moved into May sitting atop the state Class C rankings.
The Lakers played amid wild weather in last Tuesday’s game against LaFayette at Hyatt Stadium, but withstood the conditions – and a shaky start - to easily beat the Lancers 16-5.
Tested by rain that flew sideways and winds that gusted to 30 miles per hour, Skaneateles didn’t put together a smooth, consistent attack in the first half, allowing LaFayette to stay within close range and only trail 6-2 at the break.
But as the second half wore on, the Lakers managed the conditions better and pulled away, led again by Kyla Sears and Hannah Powers, who managed four goals apiece as Sears added two assists and Powers one assist.
Just behind them, Molly Wood managed her own three-goal hat trick, while Alana Navaroli got two goals and three assists. Molly Newton stepped up with one goal and one assist. Nicole Beatson also had an assist.
Still at home Thursday night, Skaneateles pounded Onondaga 21-2, getting a 10-0 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes against the overwhelmed Tigers.
It was 12-0 before OCS got on the board and 15-2 by halftime, with the rest of the game a chance for the reserves to see extended action. Before that, Beatson had four goals and one assist, with Sears getting three goals and three assists. Powers and Wood also earned three-goal hat tricks, with Powers contributing a pair of assists.
Mae McGlynn scored twice as Casey VanSlyke had four assists to go with her lone tally. Makena Gorman contributed a goal and two assists. Newton, Hannah Logan and Isabella Falcone gained the other goals, with Catie Woodruff adding an assist.