Corning raced to an 8-4 halftime lead and played Ithaca even the rest of the way en route to a 12-8 victory over the Little Red in Section 4 girls’ lacrosse Wednesday night at Bredbenner Field.
Haley Lukefahr, the Virginia Tech-bound senior, scored five goals to lead the Hawks, who improved to 3-1 win the victory. Coach Lyn Reitenbach’s Little Red fell to 3-2 and saw its three-gamne win streak come to an end.
Maryland-bound Lindsay Biondi scored five goals for Ithaca, while Grace Boyce added two goals and an assist. Julie Erickson made 10 saves in the loss.
Ithaca will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Binghamton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In other Section 4 girls’ action from Thursday, Owego topped Maine-Endwell, 12-10; Union-Endicott edged Horseheads, 9-7; Chenango Forks topped Johnson City, 11-6; and Vestal throttled Elmira, 21-2.
* Marathon 4, Whitney Point 3: On Thursday in Whitney Point, Marathon’s Kyle Young (3-for-4) doubled in the first inning and scored on a double by Kody Barry (3-for-4) and two throwing errors by Whitney Point helped stake Marathon to an early 3-0 lead.
Isaiah Brooks led off the second with a single and stole second. He scored the Olympians’ fourth run on a pair of passed balls.
Nick Hust hit a three-run double for Whitney Point in the third.
* Spencer-Van Etten 12, Newark Valley 3: Visiting S-VE took advantage of 10 walks and took a 6-1 lead after the second inning. Spencer-Van Etten’s Tyler Ellenson was 2-for-4 and scored four runs.
* Newark Valley 5, Spencer-Van Etten 2: Newark Valley catcher Ciara Davidson was 2-for-3 with a two-run single in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth.
Victoria Morse was 1-for-3 with a two-run single in the sixth. Kirsten Chase struck out 11 for NV.
Lisa Nelson hit a two-run homer in the first for Spencer-Van Etten.
* Whitney Point 5, Marathon 1: Courtney James struck out nine and walked one to lead Whitney Point. James was 2-for-3 at the plate, with a triple in the fourth, two RBIs and two runs scored. Allison McConnell scored Marathon’s lone run in the seventh.
Track and field
* Marathon Spring Fling: Groton joined nine other schools in the region for the annual Marathon Spring Fling non-scoring meet.
On the boys’ side, Indians sprinter Josh Marlett won both the 200 meters (25.11 seconds) and the 400 (57.36), while teammate Jason Jenks won the 3,200 meters in 11:18.90. For the girls, Hannah McEvoy of Homer won the 100 (14.06), the 200 (30.44) and the 100 hurdles (14.06).