Arlington High School’s girls lacrosse team fought back from a deficit and defeated visiting Putnam Valley 12-11 on Wednesday in Freedom Plains.
The Admirals fell behind 5-1 in the first half and trailed 8-4 at halftime before eventually tying the score at 10-10. Taryn Murphy and Jenny Caoili scored back-to-back goals for the Admirals to take a 12-10 lead. Putnam Valley’s Melissa Wagner scored with 1:30 left in the game, but Arlington goalie Maryn Lowell made three saves in the waning moments to clinch the win.
“This was the best win we’ve had so far,” Arlington coach Dan Schmitt said. “The girls didn’t quit and it was impressive to see them work so hard.”
Taylor Nyberg and Murphy each had three goals and an assist for Arlington (2-2). Caoili added two goals and three assists with Katie Curran adding two goals. Janna Eljamal and Meg Merlino also scored for Arlington. Edie Alden had an assist. Lowell made 10 saves. “Taylor Nyberg really played well on attack for us,” Schmitt said. “Katie Curran, our center, was great in the second half on the draws. I was really proud of them. They certainly earned the win the hard way and we’re happy to have it.”