Playoffs took center stage in the Bel Air Women's Summer Lacrosse League Tuesday and upset was, again, the word of the day at Rockfield Park's Ewing Street Field.
Gray Goose, the league's best team during the regular season and playoff top seed, was eliminated from the championship game by fourth seed Rip Sesh, which routed the Goose, 14-5.
Liz DiNunno led five players in double figures, scoring three times. Kathleen Tress, Patricia Strother, Ashley Pietra and Kelley Duncan netted two goals each. Tress and Pietra also had assists.
Gray Goose scoring came from five different players. Scoring were Kaitlyn Koterwas, Sarah Morris, Kim Eraso, Kristen Townsley and Chelsea Braungart.
Substitute goalie Kaitlyn Neumeister made six saves for Rip Sesh and Brittany MacKnew had 16 saves for Gray Goose.
In the other semifinal, the second seed Ba-Zing-Ga's knocked off third seed Bubbalicious, 12-5. Monica Ashton led seven scorers in the win, finding the nets three times, while Sara Chesla, Kaylee Litke and Anna Pollitt tallied two goals apiece.
Maddi Cypher, Nicole Miller and Aloise Diedrich added single goals. Miller also had an assist.
Meghan Najewicz led Bubbalicious with a pair of goals, while single goals were scored by Kathleen Rossetti, Lisa Parr and Lacey Underhill, a sub from Gray Goose.
Ba-Zing-Ga's goalie Roxanne Diedrich made four saves in the win and Neumeister had 13 saves for Bubbalicious.
The junior division also played a final game Tuesday, with the Bumble Bees beating the Red Hots, 11-8. The result left both teams with 3-3-1 records.
The Bumble Bees scored nine unanswered goals in the first half and then held on for the win as Red Hots reeled off eight goals in the second half.
Mallory Boyd led the winners with four goals and Alex Hedley added three goals. Carli Wassin chipped in with two goals, while single goals were netted by Delaney Miller and Taylor Walker. Miller also had one assist.
Abbey Sasdelli led Red Hots with three goals, while Wassin, also playing for Red, had two goals. Mackenzie Hydress, Holly Edwards and Mollie McCormack also had goals. Edwards added one assist.
Caraline Cypher played a half in each goal, making a total of 12 saves.