Wayland tops CC 13-9

posted May 8, 2014, 7:08 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated May 17, 2014, 8:18 AM ]
The Concord Carlisle Girls lacrosse team traveled to Wayland on Monday and dropped a Dual County League match to a spirited Wayland team.

Wayland got off to a quick start building a 5-1 lead through the first 9 minutes of a fast and physical game. Becca Olsen put CC on the board early with an assist by Jenna Carlton to make it 2-1 before Wayland went on a run, building a 4 goal lead 10 minutes into the game that they would be able to hold onto for rest of the afternoon. 
 CC countered with 2 goals by Emma Brandhorst to keep it close at 5-3 with 8 minutes left in the first half, but that was as close as CC could get as Wayland scored the next four goals to make it 9-3 at halftime. Despite tight man marking, with strong defensive play by Briana Stout and Tessa Dibble, CC could not find an answer for Wayland’s Division 1 bound senior Amy Cunningham as she repeatedly was able to roll the crease and score.

CC tried to climb back into the game throughout the second half beginning with a sustained 5 minute possession which ended in a goal by Emma Mahoney to make it 9-4. Hannah Dudley, with several strong draw plays throughout the game including 4 in the second half, then found the back of the net less than a minute later to draw CC back to within 4 goals. It looked like the Patriots might just pull back into the game at this point as they pressured all over the field, controlling draws and causing turnovers, highlighted by a Conley Ernst interception of a Wayland pass behind her own goal. But Wayland's goal keeper came up big on several CC chances and ultimately CC and Wayland ended up trading scores for the next 6 minutes before Wayland moved back to a 6 goal lead at 13-7 with 6 minutes to play. CC was able to close to a 4 goal deficit but time ran out and the lead Wayland built at the start of the day proved enough for victory. 

Emma Brandhorst led the Patriots offensively with 3 goals on the day while Hannah Dudley and Emma Mahoney each scored twice in the second half.

Written by Paul Mahoney
Photos by Andy Dudley