After falling behind in the first half, Holy Child’s lacrosse team overpowered Rye Country Day for a hard-fought 12-10 victory.
By Melanie Cane
After falling behind in the first half, Holy Child’s lacrosse team overpowered Rye Country Day for a hard-fought 12-10 victory last month.
The Wildcats outscored the Gryphons 9-4 in the opening half. The tables turned in the second half, with Holy Child outplaying and outscoring Rye Country Day, 6-3. It was the first loss this season for Rye Country Day.
“We were sloppy in the second half and it cost us critical turnovers and goals,” said Rye Country Day Coach Georgette Summers.
Holy Child Coach Charles Sliter called his team’s performance in the second half “promising.” Overall, the teams were even on draw control and shots on goal, with 23 apiece, but Rye Country Day was called for 23 fouls to Holy Child’s 14.
The win upped Holy Child’s season record to 5-4. “They showed us why they are one of the toughest teams in the League,’’ Sliter said.
Coach Summers praised co-Captain Clare McClintock, Samantha Kost and Stephanie Sabatini as the stars of the game. Kost, a freshman, scored three times. Emily Duarte and Zoe Verni each chipped in two goals for the Wildcats.
Notwithstanding their 7-1 season record, Summers said she’s concerned about the girls’ lack of consistent play over 50 minutes. “It only takes ten seconds to score a goal. We have to be on our toes at all times.”