As if a 26-0 season-opening destruction of Homer on April 7 wasn’t alarming enough, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team followed it up last Monday night by doing the exact same thing to East Syracuse Minoa,
This particular 26-0 decision involved the Brothers netting 18 unanswered goals in the first half and continuing from there as Olivia Penoyer reached double digits in her point total, finishing with eight goals and two assists.
Jillian Henson scored four times, while Rachel Ziemba and Tessa Queri each got two goals and three assists. Tate Kohlbrenner got two goals and two assists as Avery Penoyer and Gia Anthony had their own two-goal outings.
Not to be forgotten, Grace Hulslander and Meredith Strott matched each other with one goal and two assists, complemented by Claire Jeschke and Erika Mayette handling one goal and one assist apiece.
On Thursday afternoon, CBA finally allowed a goal – to Central Square, in the first half, but even this game was 15-3 by halftime as the Brothers went on to beat the Redhawks 21-5, getting five goals apiece from Queri and Penoyer as Queri added three assists.
Hulslander picked up four goals and two assists, while Strott had three goals and one assist. Rachel Ziemba dished out five assists as Anna Ziemba got one goal and one assist. Penoyer, Anthony and Amanda Winn had the other goals.
It wasn’t until Saturday, when CBA took on Westhill, that it really had to sweat, but even here it adjusted to the Warriors’ slower tempo and relied on a smaller core of forwards to do the damage in a 12-5 victory.
CBA’s defense was solid throughout the game, Sloane Nicoletti-Watson picking up eight saves. Penoyer and Rachel Ziemba, each with two goals and four assists, led the front line as Queri and Strott both scored three times and Hulslander chimed in with two goals.
While not winning by the kind of margins CBA was putting up, Jamesville-DeWitt was outclassing opponents in its own way, moving to 4-0 last Tuesday night when it went to Oswego and beat up the Buccaneers 21-7.
The rout didn’t happen right away, the Red Rams only able to build a 7-4 margin before halftime, but some adjustments led to a barrage of second-half offense as eight different players scored more than once by the time it was over.
Bess Murad, Riley Burns and Emily Bobrek each scored three times, Murad and Burns adding assists. Lindsay MacLachlan piled up four assists as she joined Lizzie O’Brien, Jill Risavi, Katie Lutz and Riley LaTray in the two-goal column. Emily Pomeroy and Chloe Loewenguth had the other goals.
ESM, meanwhile, went to Auburn last Wednesday and lost, 15-7, to the Maroons, a game that was close for a half as Olivia McEachron netted three goals and one assist, with Bella Talarico and Brigid McGinley each scoring twice.
Despite all this, Auburn got away in the second half, wearing down the Spartans’ defenses in a closing 8-1 spurt as Marissa LoCastro led the Maroons with four goals, while Abbie Izzo, Bianca Giacona, Marguerite Cuddy and Gabby McGinn had two goals apiece.