Much like the weather, action in the Bel Air Women's Summer Lacrosse League heated up Tuesday night at Rockfield Park's Ewing Street Field. The night featured a full slate of games, highlighted by a near upset in the senior division.
As with every Tuesday, play began with the junior division, which saw Red Hots (3-2) slide past the Bumblebees (2-3), 10-8, with a come-from-behind effort. Red Hots was down by two goals with less than 10 minutes to play, but rallied to steal away the win.
Megan Bollinger and Taylor Walker scored two goals each to pace the winners, while single goals were netted by Rachel Miller, Carli Wassin, Olivia Zorn, Lisa Eller, Mallory Boyd and Sydney Shupe. Bollinger also had two assists and Wassin and Eller each had one.
Delaney Miller and Chloe Dietrich led the Bumblebees with three goals apiece. Alex Hedley and Samantha Foster added single goals.
Abby McClure posted the win in goal for Red Hots, making 14 saves, while Caraline Cypher had nine saves for the Bumblebees.
In the night's first senior contest, Rip Sesh (1-5-1) nearly knocked Gray Goose (7-0-1) from the unbeaten ranks, before falling 7-6. Twice in the second half, Rip Sesh led the unbeatens by a goal, but Gray battled back and on Kim Eraso's goal with 1:12 to play, remained unbeaten. A last minute shot to force a tie was saved by Gray goalie Brittany MacKnew, who finished with 15 saves.
Eraso and Kati Vu led the Gray scoring with two goals each. Kelly Kemper, Lacey Underhill and Brittney Gonzalez also had goals. Kristen Townsley dished out two assists and one assist was credited to Sarah Morris and Laurin Grauer each.
Ashley Pietra and Alora Gullivan scored two goals apiece to lead Rip Sesh, while single goals were tallied by Kelley Duncan and Liz DiNunno. DiNunno also had both Rip Sesh assists.
Heather Dove (four saves) and Katy Kerns (seven saves) shared duties in the Rip Sesh goal.
In the night's final game, the Ba-Zing-Gas (3-3-1) held off team Bubbalicious (2-5-1) for a 14-10 win. Bubbalicious closed the gap to two goals late in the game, but the Ba-Zing-Gas sealed the win with a pair of unanswered goals.
Sarah Willis paced the winners with four goals, while Aloise Diedrich and Nicole Terry scored three goals each. Sarah Chesla finished with two goals and three assists, while Cortney Chen and Kaylee Litke also scored. Diedrich also an assist.
Roxanne Diedrich was in goal for the winning team, making 12 saves and Kaitlyn Neumeister tended goal for Bubbalicious with 14 saves.