Skaneateles girls lax punishes Marcellus again

Powers, Sears lead potent Lakers attack

— Sears hit her first two goals to make it 4-1, with Beatson also finding the net before Powers hit on two goals 18 seconds apart to give her four for the half and the Lakers a 7-1 edge.

Not until it was 8-1, with those eight goals coming in a span of less than eight minutes, did the Mustangs finally get back on the board with Abby Vetsch's goal. But that was followed by Skaneateles netting three goals in a 31-second span, with Sears, VanSlyke and Navaroli taking turns in that spurt.

Once Sears scored for the fourth time at the 17:06 mark, the game had a running clock, which was kept until the midway point of the second half, when Marcellus briefly closed the gap to 15-6 before the Lakers shut them out the rest of the way.

Powers tacked on her fifth and sixth goals during the second half, with Sears, who seemed to everything on this night (she even sang the national anthem before the game), getting her point total to double digits. For the season, she now has 48 goals and 25 assists.

Beatson finished with a three-goal hat trick, with Makena Gorman also finding the net. Marcellus freshman Maddie Conklin scored four of her team's six goals, but Hunt and Grace Nolan were both held without a goal as defenders like Pille, Tate Green and Elizabeth Lane followed them all night.

Two nights later, Skaneateles made the long drive down Route 20 and faced Cazenovia, a team it beat 20-6 earlier this season. Here, the defense was far more effective, limiting those other Lakers to one goal in each half amid another flurry of goals in an 18-2 romp.

After Audrey Burbidge’s goal pushed Cazenovia within one, 2-1, early in the first half, Skaneateles responded with 10 unanswered goals that covered the rest of the first-half clock.

With defenders all over her, Sears still managed a goal and four assists, gladly letting others take the reins of the attack, including Beatson, who scored four times.

Navaroli and Hannah Logan each notched three goal hat tricks, while Powers had two goals and two assists. Wood had two goals and one assist as Gorman, Natalie Roche and Mae McGlynn also earned goals. Molly Newton joined McGlynn in the assist column.

Skaneateles only had to worry about one more regular-season game, visiting Jordan-Elbridge on Wednesday as the Section III Class C playoffs begin a few days later.

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