With a berth into Monday’s region section finals, 10 Harford County girls lacrosse teams battled Friday in three classifications.
Exactly half of the ten won and now will play in Monday’s section finals.
In Class 3A North, Section II, C. Milton Wright and Bel Air were both easy winners to set up Monday’s game. Bel Air (12-2) will host CMW (8-5) at 5 p.m. Bel Air edged CMW, 9-8, in the regular season meeting.
CMW’s win came at Edgewood (11-2), where the Mustangs scored multiple goals early en route to an 20-3 win.
Junior Taylor Marchetti got the scoring started with her first of four goals. Aubrey Hoover, Kristen White and Marchetti again had the Mustangs ahead, 4-0, before the game was two minutes old.
“I think we did a really good job winning the draw, it all starts there, and we have very good transitional passes and we took care of the ball on offense and worked it around,” Marchetti said. “I thought we did a good job of sharing the ball and not being selfish.”
There was a three-minute span in which the Mustangs did not score, but Jilian Baldwin, on a free position shot, and Laura Will scored 10 seconds apart to make it 6-0 less than five minutes in.
Marchetti found the net for a third time with 16:16 left in the half. Moriah Snyder, Sydney Frank and White followed with goals to give the Mustangs a 10-0 lead and a running clock.
Edgewood senior Paige Graff stopped the CMW run with her first of two goals with 5:53 to play, but the Mustangs reeled off two more (Snyder and Haley Cummins) before Graff connected again on a free position shot.
Jordan Landsman ended the half with her first of two goals, giving CMW a 13-2 lead at the half.
The Mustangs added three straight goals to open the second half. Snyder scored the final two of two of her four and Landsman added her second. Payton Long added Edgewood’s final goal moments after CMW’s three, with Graff adding the assist.
“I think the biggest trouble we had was coming out and adjusting because we’ve been playing the lower division (Susquehanna) teams, so we haven’t come out faced real adversity and teams that play at such a fast pace,” Graff said. “So, when we came out we were kind of taken back a little bit, because they scored three goals in the first two minutes. It just took us a little bit to adjust and I think we did well with adjusting eventually.”
The Mustangs follwed the Rams final goal, with their final four. Hoover added her second and Katelyn Bajkowksi her first. Georgia Beachley also scored her lone goal, while, Marchetti, who started the scoring, ended it with her fourth.
The Mustangs played two goalies Ana DiPeso made three saves in the first half and Caitlin Haren made one in half two.
Rams goalie Katy Perrault made nine saves.
As for seeing Bel Air again, Marchetti said, “We got to come out strong and we have to not, not capitalize on our shots and we can’t turn the ball over because they’ll capaitalize on them. We got to take care of the ball and if we play as a team, I think we have a good shot of winning.”
Bel Air’s win came at home, a 20-1 win over Aberdeen (7-7).
Julia Henry’s four goals led the scoring and Grace Wehland added three goals.
Ava Goeller, Lauren Asher and Gabby Trzeciak added two goals each, while Maggi Hall, Gabi Hall, Keeley McHugh, Jenna Ranney, Anna McQuay, Bailey Springer and Hailey Colt had a goal apiece.
McHugh added four assists and Trzeciak had two. Caroline Fallace, Maggi Hall, Elizabeth Hillman and McQuay also had an assist each.
Julianna Coster scored Aberdeen’s lone goal.
Bel Air played a pair of goalies. Riley Patrick and Chelsea Gostomski made a save each.
Abrerdeen goalie Taylor Miller made eight saves.
In 2A East, Section I, Fallston and Harford Tech botn won. Tech will play at Fallston Monday at a time to be determined.
Fallston’s win came at home, 15-11, over North Harford (6-10).
Kelly Emge poured in eight goals to pace the Cougars (8-7). Sarah Dudick added three goals and Lindsay Howard scored two. Rachel Solak and Taylor Aumiller also scored a goal each.
Sam DeCarlo, Howard and Hannah Rundalue added two assists each and others with assists were Emge and Dudick.
Casey DiVenti scored four goals for the Hawks. Brook Ciampaglio also scored four, while Brenna Duley, Kirsten Grysbowski and Anna Racine added a goal apiece.
Duley added six assists.
In goal, Lauren Grabanski made nine saves for the Cougars and Hawks keeper Lexie Coldiron had 11 saves.
Tech’s (5-8) win came at Rising Sun (6-6), 13-6. Stats were not available.
Patterson Mill (8-4) advanced with an easy win over visiting Joppatowne (1-9), 21-2.
The Huskies will host Perryville on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The Panthers (6-7) beat host Havre de Grace (6-7), 11-5.
In the Huskies win, Kaley Thompson led the attack with five goals and two assists. Kate Springer added three goals and an assist, while Anna Salerno and Lindsay Tolliver both had two goals and one assist. Elise Alders also had two goals.
Julianna Barco and Olivia Beil both had a goal and assist. Others with goals were Lauren Thomas, Bethany Bruck, Delany Madsen and Cam Gravitte. Sydney Beck had one assist.
Mallorie Hunt and Natalie Hunt had a goal apiece for the Mariners.
Huskies goalie Nikki Holmes made one save.
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