Last Friday, 3/11, the Lady CapsLax team won an overtime thriller against an improved Cary team, 16 vs. 14. Broughton was up by a comfortable 11 vs. 7 margin at halftime; however, Cary re-grouped and came from behind to catch the Lady CapsLax. At one point late in the game, Cary actually went ahead by one goal until sophomore Madeline Crone scored the tying goal near the end of regulation. The Lady CapsLax defensive unit got a couple of needed stops when the game on the line. Despite the high scoring game, our defense executed well in set defensive situations, for most of Cary’s goals were scored in either unsettled fast-break situations or off of unforced turnovers. The tense game ended in tie, 14 vs. 14, at the end of regulation.
In girl’s high school lacrosse, a tie game at the end of regulation goes into two 3-minute overtime periods. Broughton scored the first 2 goals in overtime. Cary matched the first goal. The winning goal was a perfectly executed crease goal on a backdoor cut by freshman Kelsey Dupere who received a pretty behind-the-goal assist from senior co-captain Sarah Stidham. Offensively, the Lady CapsLax had the most balanced game of the season with goals from regular contributors Kelsey Dupere (5 goals), senior co-captain Paulina Escobar (3 goals and 2 assists), and junior Alex Yankoglu (1 goal). Importantly, the LadyLax got much needed offensive point production from sophomores Mary Katherine Fagan and Madeline Crone who had 4 and 3 goals each, respectively.
On Friday, 3/18, the Lady CapsLax play NC Conference #3 rival Athens Drive, an experienced team with a starting lineup dominated by seniors, @ 4:00 PM away.