It can be overwhelming for an opponent. When Liz Halpin wins a draw, as she often does, it’s as if that signals the charge for an armada — immediately, an organized and intimidating fleet gets in position to attack.
Ready! Aim! Fire!
The Millbrook girls lacrosse team attacked in waves Friday, surging in a 13-2 win over visiting James I. O’Neill High School.
Kaitlyn Daly had four goals and two assists, and Halpin had four goals and an assist to lead the Blazers (1-0). Sam Szalewicz added two goals and an assist, Isa Rosenzweig dished three assists and Brooke Babbitt scored twice.
“Our transitioning was excellent and we were working it up the field quickly,” Blazers coach Jillian Barnes said. “We executed well and the passing was good. One of our goals was to get up close, right in front, and create good shots.”
And that Millbrook did. If not off the draw, then in transition off a turnover — the Blazers midfielders and attack moved quickly, effectively spaced the field and frequently breached the 8-meter arc.
“They work together well,” said Barnes, whose team led 11-0 at halftime. “We don’t just have someone running up the field; they have a plan. We have a lot of girls who can score, so they have no problem being unselfish.”
They didn’t have many problems containing O’Neill, either. Kelly Waters and Hannah Fisher led the defense, which seldom allowed the Raiders to drive inside, and Claire Martell made eight saves.
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