2015 Game Reports

CC's Season Comes to an End

posted Jun 18, 2015, 5:15 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated Jun 18, 2015, 5:21 AM ]

See the game report here: http://concord.wickedlocal.com/article/20150616/SPORTS/150616808. Congratulations to the CC Patriots on a phenomenal season! 

CC Wins D1 East Title!

posted Jun 12, 2015, 5:17 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse

CC Wins D1 East Semifinal against Framingham

posted Jun 12, 2015, 5:15 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse

CC Wins D1 East Quarterfinal against Newton North

posted Jun 9, 2015, 5:28 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated Jun 9, 2015, 5:30 AM ]

Patriots and Warriors Play to a dramatic 10-10 Tie

posted Jun 9, 2015, 5:23 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 9:30 AM ]

There was a playoff level of excitement as a large crowd gathered at Warrior Stadium Thursday for Lincoln Sudbury's Senior Day and the final game of the 2015 regular season. The game that followed would not disappoint and left fans exhausted but wanting more.

Lincoln Sudbury came out strong scoring the first 4 goals of the game as the Patriots struggled unable to get their offense going. The Warriors applied high pressure defense on CC players forcing multiple turnovers while Patriots were penalized with numerous referee foul calls. At the 18 minute mark, the Patriot’s earned their first goal when Johanna O’Neil snapped a quick shot set up by Captain Lexi Goodhue’s pass from behind the net.

Trailing 4-1, CC called a time out. When they returned to the field, the game became a battle of defense and re-defending as CC applied intense full field pressure helping to alleviate the Warriors transition game. Neither team was able to add to the box score.

With 7:46 left to the half, CC’s offense began to emerge as Hannah Dudley (4 goals on the day) stormed the LS goal drawing a foul and a Free Position Shot that found the back of the net. Dudley won the ensuing draw, quickly moved the

ball to Attacker Cassidy Hale behind the LS net, who found Goodhue cutting across goal. Goodhue placed a perfect shot high to the goalies left resulting in CC’s second goal in 23 seconds. One minute later LS scored their fifth goal of the game only to be outdone by 3 CC tallies as Cassidy Hale buried a shot from close range on a pinpoint pass from Captain Jenna Carlton. Next Madeline Leahy made a strong move to net drawing an LS foul, then scored on her Free Position Shot. Grace Andonian capped the half scoring on a beautiful crease goal with 34 seconds remaining. 

The score at Half time stood at LS 7, CC 6.

The second half started with great defense from both teams as the energy level and speed of the game increased. CC was first to make the score board as Dudley powered her way to net for the tying goal. LS answered with two goals of their own. For the next six minutes each team traded positions with CC defenders Stout, Shipe and Hunt playing some of their finest defense of the season. At the 11 minute mark it was Dudley again burying a low post shot to the short side to make it 9-8.With 5 minutes to play CC took a time out. A true battle to the finish followed. Sensing a tight game, LS won the Draw and slowed the down the game eating valuable clock time down then added their tenth goal with three minutes to play.

Down two goals, CC won the draw, transitioned down field, and calmly moved the ball around looking for an opportunity to score. With 1:16 seconds remaining Dudley cut to the net and shot low and right, earning her fourth tally of the game.

With time running out and CC down by one goal, Patriot Allie Haney scooped up the draw and speedily moved the ball down field finding Goodhue out front of goal, who ripped a shot the LS goalie managed to knock to the ground. CC swarmed for the rebound and regained position. The final 52 seconds were packed with excitment as CC applied full out intensity in an effort to tie the game. Attacker Andonian earned a Free position shot that just went wide of goal. This was followed by attacker Carlton's Free position shot that sailed high. Next Madeline Leahy nearly tied the game hitting the LS cross bar. While collecting the rebound, Joanna O’Neil was fouled earning a Free position shot. She was then fouled again for a second free position shot with just 8 seconds remaining in the game .

On the whistle O’Neil launched a lazer shot low left beating the LS goaltender and tying the game with 6 second to play. The CC girls and fans erupted with excitement. O’Neil’s goal was the last of the game and a 10- 10 tie.

CC Coach Paul Morrison: "That game was a great one to end the regular season on. The intensity level was unreal, and LS got us back on our heels early. The team never stopped fighting, and Johanna was really clutch under pressure on that free position shot."

The Patriots concluded their regular season with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie earning them the #1 seed in the MIAA Playoffs Division 1 East Conference. The Patriots receive a first round bye for the tournament and will play the winner of Lexington vs. Newton North later this week with game date and time to be determined.

On another note the CC girls JV lacrosse team also finished their season in strong fashion earning 17 wins and only 1 loss. Congratulations to first year coach Janice Kinney, Asst. Coach Amy Carlton and the entire team on an amazing season.

Written by Jack Carlton and Terry Goodhue.
Photo by Dave Andonian. 

Patriots Pull Disappearing Act on Marblehead

posted Jun 9, 2015, 5:15 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse

The CC Girls lacrosse (15-1) team did a bit of magic on their own today wowing the audience with an early offensive display en route to a 15-4 win over the Marblehead Magician’s (10-4).

With the MIAA playoffs looming and a sense of urgency, the Patriots came out Monday in full force Monday scoring within the first 15 seconds as Midfielder Hannah Dudley took her own draw, drove to goal releasing a fireball to the netting. CC kept their foot on the gas when a minute later Captain Jenna Carlton dodged right and hit the top far corner for a 2-0 lead. Captain Madeline Leahy followed with a 3rd goal after taking a nice feed from Johanna O’ Neil. Attacker Grace Andonian continued the momentum next with a nice crease roll at the 17:40 mark followed by Dudley notching a free position shot 14 seconds later and making the score 5-0. Marblehead was forced to take a time out.

The Magicians gained some traction winning the next draw control and finding a cutter who made a nice far post shot. A Patriot yellow card appeared to set the tone for a Marblehead resurgence, however the CC defense responded as Patriot defender Audrey Hunt caused a crucial turnover giving the Patriots possession. CC stalled the ball for 90 seconds eating up valuable short handed clock time before captain Lexi Goodhue scored on a feed from O’Neil to make it 6-1. With thirteen minutes remaining in the half Carlton made it 7-1 on a left to right dodge and hitting the left corner. Junior Cassidy Hale piled on another goal on another O’Neil assist. Marblehead attempted to fight back earning their second goal only to be matched when Carlton dumped a feed to Goodhue who bounced a shot to the short side for an 8-1 lead. Andonian grabbed her second goal on a quick wrist shot to make it 9-2. Marblehead remained resilient earning a free position shot that resulted in their 3rd goal. Carlton closed out the half with her 3rd goal on a free position shot and a CC 11- 3 lead.

The Patriots started the second half less precise but still commanding. Following an initial Marblehead goal, Patriot Dudley would find the net three times in the following ten minutes to expand the lead. Andonian capped her third goal with 8:14 remaining to close out a 15-4 Patriot win.

The Patriot defense continues to impress this season relinquishing less than six goals per game. Goalie captain Conley Ernst has been solid in net with a 60% save against average and an 80%+ clear completion along with 11 interceptions. CC defenders have on average forced more than 8 turnovers per game on their opponents. Brianna Stout, Madeline Leahy, Sophie Shipe, Audrey Hunt, Emily Muschlitz , Margot Painter and Annie Wilson all prove to be stellar on the defensive line while Hannah Dudley, Madeline Leahy and Johanna O’Neil have been relentless on re-defending.

Written by Jack Carlton and Terry Goodhue.
Photos by Andy Dudley and Dave Andonian and Jon StraggasMore photos available here.

Patriot Girls Lax Out Battles Masconomet

posted May 21, 2015, 8:25 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 6:44 AM ]

The CC Girls lacrosse team (14-1) took to the field Friday against a strong Masconomet team (10-4). The Chieftains came ready to play with plenty of firepower, however CC goalie Captain Conley Ernst proved to be the difference as she put on a first half goal tending clinic stopping 14 of 18 Chieftain shots.

CC started the scoring on a Grace Andonian crease roll soon followed by Captain Lexi Goodhue's first of three goals with an assist from Johanna O'Neil. The Chieftain's answered back firing off 3 consecutive goals to take a 3-2 lead. After a CC time out, Goodhue scored to tie the game as Andonian provided a beautiful feed from behind the net. Captain Madeline Leahy ended the first half scoring on a powerful drive to goal
allowing CC to end the half tied 4-4. 

The Patriots and Chieftains battled back and forth for much of the second half trading goal for goal. Masco would score first only to have CC tie the game on a Hannah Dudley free position goal. Masco regained the lead minutes later at 6-5 but the Patriots responded when Captain Jenna Carlton buried a free position shot notching the score at 6 apiece. CC kept the momentum winning, the ensuing draw control and transitioning the ball quickly down field where Cassidy Hale out maneuvered her defender and scored what would be the game winning goal. 

Masco continued to pressure the ball with under 4 minutes left to play, but Hannah Dudley's strong drive to goal resulted in a Chieftain's foul and a Free position shot which Dudley ripped to the back of the net. With 2 minutes left to play Captain's Goodhue and Carlton combined for the final goal of the game when Goodhue took a feed from Carlton and fired a shot from the top of the 8 meter line beating the Masco goaltender. 

The second half was highlighted by a strong CC defense that derailed Masconomet's aggressive offense, allowing them just 5 shots on goal. Strong play came from the entire defensive squad which included high re-defending pressure that kept the Chieftains pinned in their defensive zone causing multiple Masco turnovers. Stand outs on defense included
Brianna Stout, Sophie Shipe, Audrey Hunt, Emily Mushlitz, Johanna O'Neil, Allie Haney, Hannah Dudley and Annie Wilson. 

Coach Morrison “Masco played us really tough. Conley was amazing today, and she was aided by our defenders who contested every Masco shot. Lexi continues to score timely goals. It was nice to see us win a playoff type of game." 

CC has two games this week. Monday, Senior Day, at home against Marblehead and Thursday at Cambridge.

Written by Jack Carlton and Terry Goodhue.
Photos by Andy Dudley and Dave Andonian.

Patriots Clinch Dual County Large Title

posted May 21, 2015, 8:09 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse

Senior Captain Jenna Carlton scored three second half goals to help ignite the Concord Carlisle offense and go on to a 17-4 victory over the Westford Grey Ghosts. The win solidified the Dual County League Large title for the Patriots playing in their first season.

The Grey Ghost came prepared to play and took control for much of the first half as they repeatedly initially won the all important draw controls, transitioned the ball well down the field and gained time of ball possession. Defensively they posed problems forcing several Patriot turnovers utilizing effect stick checking with high pressure against CC ball handlers . The Patriots struggled to get their offense flowing. Twelve minutes into the first half CC found themselves in a hole trailing 3-0.

The Patriot’s found the back of the net finally at the 13:01 mark when attacker Grace Andonian rolled the left crease with a laser like shot to the high short side. Junior attacker Cassidy Hale followed just 16 seconds later with a tally from the right crease adding a second goal only 17 seconds later off a draw control fast- break. Following a Westford time out, the Grey Ghosts scored on a free position shot to take back the lead before CC midfielder Hannah Dudley tied the game with 2:30 remaining on a free position shot. Westford won the ensuing draw control and stalled the ball for the final two minutes, taking the game into the half tied at 4 to 4.

The momentum changed dramatically in the second half when at the 22:46 mark, Patriot attacker Carlton took a pass, dodged right to left and nailed a crossing shot non stick side between the Westford pipes. A minute later Hannah Dudley found Carlton cutting across net and feeding her a nice pass that Carlton zipped by the Grey Ghost goalie giving CC a two goal margin and a 6-4 lead. Senior Patriot Captain Lexi Goodhue followed up with two gritty back to back goals to solidify the lead. Going forward, it was all Patriots as they took command of the game. Seven CC players scored ten goals during the next ten minutes as Captain Madeline Leahy led the charge while the Patriot defensemen Sophie Shipe , Brianna Stout, Emily Muschlitz and Audrey Hunt stepped up pressure on Westford allowing the Grey Ghosts only two second half shots on CC goalie and Conley Ernst. The Patriot goalie and Captain, by games’ end, had collected five saves, one interception and a near perfect second half.

Coach Morrison “"Westford did a good job of scouting our team, and giving us different looks to throw us off of our game. At halftime Captain Jenna Carlton talked to the team about matching Westford's intensity, and then Jenna went out and demonstrated what she wanted by scoring some gritty goals. The rest of the team followed suit and the result was a dominating second half."

Five Patriot players had multiple point games including Leahy (4 goals), Dudley (3 goals, 3 assists), Carlton (3 goals, 1 assist) Hale (3 goals) and Goodhue (2 goals, 1 assist). The Patriots are now 13-1 and ranked 4th in the state in Division 1.

Written by Jack Carlton and Terry Goodhue.
Photos by Andy Dudley and Dave Andonian. Click here for more photos.

CC Patriot Girls Dominate Wayland Warriors 19-10

posted May 21, 2015, 7:50 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse   [ updated May 21, 2015, 8:44 AM ]

The CC girls lacrosse team shook off their Tuesday loss to AB with a solid 19-11 win Thursday at Wayland. The Patriots are now 12-1. 
The Patriots were poised, confident and all business Thursday looking to get back to their winning ways. Hannah Dudley set the tone early taking the opening draw and storming to goal to put the first of 19 CC tallies on the board. This was followed only seconds later by Captain attacker Lexi Goodhue, who appeared to be unstoppable this day, as she ripped one to the back of the net for her first of 5 goals on the day. The offensive fireworks continued with Junior attacker Cassidy Hale adding 2 of her 4 goals while Dudley added 2 more. Dudley would end the game winning 9 draw controls. 

While the offense took charge the Patriot defense played very tight allowing only 8 first half shots on net. CC goalie Conley Ernst made 5 saves including 3 challenging bounce shots. The first half ended with CC ahead 11-3.

The second half was much the same with CC adding 8 more goals coming from 7 different players and although the Warriors managed to get more shooting opportunities than they had in the first, it was impossible to stop the CC offensive surge.

Strong CC performances came from Captains Lexi Goodhue & Madeline Leahy, Hannah Dudley, Cassidy Hale, Margot Painter & Audrey Hunt.

Coach Paul Morrison commented after the game. “This was a great bounce back win after AB. Lexi Goodhue had a tremendous game. She carried the torch for the team which played with passion and something to prove to themselves and others. Hannah Dudley dominated on draw control giving us a huge possession advantage and the defense played in its normal aggressive and strong way".

The Patriot Girls have two games this week beginning Thursday at home versus league rival Westford Academy followed Friday away at Masconomet.

Written by Jack Carlton and Terry Goodhue.
Photos by Andy Dudley and Dave Andonian. Click here for more photos.

First Loss for Patriots

posted May 6, 2015, 5:14 AM by Friends of CC Girls Lacrosse

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