Senior Lindsay Biondi scored five goals and added three assists to lead the Ithaca High girls lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory over visiting Horseheads on Thursday morning in Section 4 action at Bredbenner Field.
Grace Boyce chipped in four goals and an assist for Coach Lyn Reitenbach’s Little Red (2-1), which has won two straight after a season-opener overtime loss to Vestal. Molly Long and Katie Carroll had two goals apiece, while Sadie Tilton, Allie Cornell-Roberts (2 assists), Kylie Sposito, Lauren Duthie all had single goals.
Goalie Julie Erickson had five saves for Ithaca, which led 8-4 at halftime before dominating the second half. The Little Red outshot the Blue Raiders, 29-14, and had an 11-3 edge in ground balls. Draw controls were in Horseheads’ favor, 11-10.
“We’re not very aggressive in the draw circle,” Reitenbach said. “And we’ve been notoriously slow starting the last two games, but got the kinks out and decided to play after halftime.”
Ashley Owen had four goals to lead Horseheads (1-2).
Ithaca has two more home games next week, hosting Elmira on Tuesday and Corning on Thursday. Both will begin at 7 p.m.
* Trumansburg 3, Union Springs 0: At T-burg, junior left-hander Cam Lueder pitched a no-hitter and classmate Mitchell Swartwood had a bases-clearing, two-out double for the Blue Raiders.
Lueder struck out 15 and walked three. The only other Union Springs base runner reached on a dropped third strike; all four Wolves who reached first stole second but were stranded there.
Lueder’s no-hitter overshadowed a fine pitching performance from the Wolves’ Alex Thornton, who also pitched a complete game and struck out 10. Thornton allowed five hits, including the big blow by Swartwood, and retired the final seven T-burg batters after Swartwood’s game-winning double to the left-field gap.
Colin Fellows went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk for the Blue Raiders, who also got hits from Glen Addicott, Alex Shippy and Justin Meddaugh.
The Blue Raiders are scheduled to host Groton at 11 a.m. Friday.