The CC girls lacrosse team reeled off their 7th straight win by defeating a quick Weston team last week as they continue through
one of the toughest parts of their schedule.
Weston always presents a challenge as they can score quickly and often. A high scoring game is the norm and today was no different as the teams traded goals throughout the first half with neither team able to open more than a 1 goal lead until Becca Olsen scored 7 minutes into the game to put CC up by 2 at 6-4. Weston closed the gap to 1 with 1:21 to play before CC scored the final two to make it 9-6 at halftime. Both teams combining for 5 goals over the last 4 ½ minutes. The final CC goal was a lighting quick 10 second drive with Hannah Dudley winning the draw then finding Ali Barrett wide who fed Jenna Carlton in front for the goal.
Weston opened the second half with a quick goal to pull with-in 2 but that was as close as they would get as CC netted the next 7
goals, including an interception of a goalie clear by Emma Mahoney for an unassisted tally, and a beautifully executed set play with Olsen feeding Sophie Shipe for the score. The defense was able to settle their game in the second half, limiting Weston to three goals, highlighted by 2 caused turnovers by Brianna Stout and the second interception of the game by goalie Conley Ernst.
Captain Emma Brandhorst was dominant throughout and had one of her best games of the year, leading CC with 4 goals, 4 assists, 3 draw controls, and 3 ground ball pick-ups. Madeline Leahy contributed her predictably strong game on defense with 6 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers.
Written by Paul Mahoney
Photos by Andy Dudley