Fast Starts were a common denominator as the OFA Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams recorded victories in chilled conditions on Friday.
The Devil Boys (2-6) downed the Blessed Virgina Mary Academy from Syracuse 11-3 to post their second victory in two days and will look to secure a quick three-game win streak today visiting Colton-Pierrepont in an NAC game. The OFA Girls (2-4, 2-2) evened their NAC record at 2-2 with an 18-7 victory at Saranac Lake (2-2) heading toward a Monday game at Heuvelton.
The Devils raced out to a 4-0 lead and were led by three goals and two assists from Trey Lawrence and two goals and one assist from Cody McCormick, Dave Prudhomme and Jake Garrison.
For the second straight game we got off to a very fast start offensively. Today that allowed me to get everyone playing time and let some players try positions that they dont ussually play, said OFA Coach Matt Morley.
Defenseman Joe Giglio moved forward to score a goal in the later stages of the game to round out the OFA scoring in support of a 15-save goatending effort by Spencer Lawrence.
Katilin Sheppard scored from Molly Morrow in the first 15 seconds of the game and the visiting Lady Devils never trailed in the contest which was staged at the Lake Placid Elementary School. The Devils went on to scored six goals in the first eight minutes and cruise to a 12-3 halftime lead. Sheppard went on to deliver five goals and three assists and Morrow ptu together a four-goal, five assist effort.
We had a great practice yesterday and I was so proud of the way the girls bounced back from a loss to Massena where we were outhustled the whole game, said OFA Coach Lauren Morley.
Today everyone stepped up and our passes were really sharp. Most of our goals came off assists.
Nikki Holmes tallied three goals, Nichole Hammond netted two goals with one assist, Mackenzie Comeau tallied one goal and one assist, defensive stalwart Zendel Cordwell netted her first varsity goal and Mackenzie Bresett chipped in one assist.
Kaileigh Woodruff led the Red Storm with three goals and two assists. Erica Chase made six saves for OFA and the combination of Katey Snyder(9 saves) and Sheila Decker (2 saves) combined for 11 Saranac Lake saves.