The first big UCBAC girls lacrosse divisional contest was played Thursday night in Fountain Green, where the C. Milton Wright Mustangs hosted the Fallston Cougars in a Chesapeake Division game.
CMW, despite multiple first half turnovers, still had a 7-3 halftime lead. The Mustangs (1-0 league, 6-0 overall) tightened things up in half number two en route to the 15-5 win.
"We were not very pleased with our first half play as we had nine turnovers. At halftime we challenged ourselves to improve everywhere," CMW Head Coach Brent Ritz said. "We wanted to come out and have a stronger second half and finish the game on a good note. The girls really responded increasing our pace of play and working more as a unit in the second half. Our increased effort was seen in our ride today, a result of the girls working hard in practice to improve."
Lauren Haggerty and Kaitlan Moynihan paced the Mustangs with three goals apiece. Maggie Gallagher, Abby Smucker and Brooke Williams scored two goals each, and single goals were scored by Katie Burgee, Haley Alexander and Renee Landis. Williams added two assists, while Moynihan, Smucker, Gallagher and Alexander each had one.
Lindsay Summers scored twice for the Cougars, and Caroline English, Rachel Barile and Megan Shock each scored once.
CMW keeper Alexis Strouse made four saves, while Fallston goalie Erika Wright made 13 saves, nine coming in the second half.
Bobcats beat Warriors
Bel Air (1-1, 4-2) evened its Chesapeake record Thursday, winning at Havre de Grace (0-2, 3-3), 10-4. The Bobcats led, 5-2, at the half.
Colleen McCormick, Margaret Stump, Carly Thompson and Lauren Herrington each scored for Havre de Grace. Haley Dean, Kara Neiberlein and Katie Thompson had assists.
Havre de Grace goalie Abbie Blessing made 11 saves.
Bel Air stats were not available.
Cobras beat Elks, Mariners
Harford Tech (3-0 league, 4-1 overall) stayed unbeaten in Susquehanna play on back-to-back days, topping visiting Elkton, 16-3, Thursday and then beating host Joppatowne, 14-2, Friday.
In Thursday's win, Becca Williams tossed in six goals to lead the Cobras and Gabby Spalt tallied five. Megan Campbell also scored multiple goals, with three, while Courtney Poole and Brittany Bowman scored a goal each.
Williams, Spalt, Sydney Tudor and Bowman also had assists.
Tech goalie Bryana Weston-Wyatt had six saves.
In Friday's win, Williams had four goals and two assists and Poole tallied three goals.
Spalt, Arcilesi and Alex Blanco each scored two goals and Amanda Weir had one.
Sydney Tudor and Arcilesi added assists.
Goalie Weston-Wyatt had eight saves.
Rams beat Mariners
Edgewood (2-0, 4-1) also stayed unbeaten in Susquehanna action Thursday, turning back visiting Joppatowne, 11-4. The Rams led at the half, 4-2.
Alyssa Rankin led the Rams with four goals and one assist, while Kara Andrews and Caitlin Rankin added two goals each. Single goals were scored by Megan Poniatowski (one assist), Sarah Mahmoud and Rebecca Nunez.
Christina Miller led Joppatowne (0-2, 2-4) with two goals. Emily Murphy and NeNe Scott also scored for Joppatowne.
Edgewood goalie Savannah Kerr made three saves and Joppatowne goalie Felicia Okoye had 24 saves.
Eagles edge Tigers
Aberdeen (1-1, 2-5) earned its first Susquehanna win Thursday, edging visiting Rising Sun, 10-9. The Eagles trailed at the half, 4-2.
Kayla Gardner provided more than half of the Eagles scoring with six goals and Morgan Tildon added two goals.
Montaiju Galmore and April Privett added single goals in the win.
Aberdeen goalie Stacey Wardenfelt earned the win, making 16 saves.
Patriots lose at home
John Carroll dropped its second game at home this week on Thursday, losing to Maryvale Prep, 13-10.
Kara Klages led the Patriots with three goals, while Grace Richards, Caroline Haggerty and Caroline Sdanowich netted two goals apiece. Alice Cumpston added a single goal for the Patriots.
Haggerty and Sdanowich also had assists in the loss.
John Carroll goalie Katy Sharretts finished with nine saves.