The first rain from Tropical Storm Andrea didn't hamper play in the Bel Air Women's Summer Lacrosse League Thursday evening, when two more games were played at Rockfield Park's Ewing Street Field.
In the opener, Recyclables surged back ahead in the standings by edging 'Murica, 9-8. It was 'Murica's third one-goal loss.
Recyclables (3-1) jumped ahead 7-3 in the first half, but 'Murica (1-3) scored four straight goals in the second half to knot the score. Recyclables responded with two goals, but 'Murica wasn't finished. Jessica Tenly's team-leading third goal of the game pulled them back to within a goal with 1:54 to play.
'Murica had two more chances, but shots were denied by Recyclables goalie Grace Deckert. With 49 seconds to play, Deckert stopped a shot, but was called or stepping in and out of the crease, giving the ball back to 'Murica. Deckert stopped another shot with 31 seconds left and the Recyclables were able to run out the clock.
Ashley Pietra led the winners with four goals, while Gina Maranto and Abbey Sasdelli each scored two. Kristen Arseneau added a goal and assist.
In addition to Tenly's goals, Kim Eraso scored two goals for 'Murica. Kaylee Litke added a goal and assist, while Mallory Vogel and Chelsea Wathne also scored goals.
Deckert finished with nine saves, while 'Murica goalie Brittany MacKnew was credited with six.
Moonshine beats Knights
In game two, Little Miss Moonshine dealt the Dark Knights a 13-8 loss, leaving each team with a 2-2 record. Moonshine did have the aid of three Recyclables players, Sara Chesla, Maranto and Lisa Labre.
Kathleen Plumb pumped in six goals to lead the winners, while Maranto and Chesla aided the team with two goals and one assist apiece. Alora Gullivan also scored twice and Sara Pippen tallied one goal.
Brooke Prater took care of half of the Dark Knights scoring, with four goals. Katie Fonte added two goals and one assist, while Meghan Najewicz and Gina Reid also scored. Fonte and Katie Wherley added assists.
Moonshine keeper Kaitlyn Neumeister recorded six saves. Dark Knights played two goalies: Abby McClure had two saves and Roxanne Diedrich had five.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun