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Massena girls complete second straight undefeated NAC lacrosse run


HEUVELTON - The Massena Central girls lacrosse team successfully finished a second straight undefeated run to the NAC regular season title on Wednesday with a 19-9 win on the road over Heuvelton Central.

Alisha Jacobs generated six goals and three assists to lead the winning attack as the Lady Raider worked their way to a 9-5 halftime lead en route to finishing at 12-0 against NAC rivals this spring under the guidance of second-year coach Jeffrey Slack. Erin Francis tallied four goals and two helps while Dominique Valancius (1 assist), Carlie Leary (1 assist) and Shannon Casey each struck for a pair of goals. Megan Poupore, Shaydi Oakes and Alanna Pyke closed out the winning effort with solo goals.

Aliza Armstrong paced the host Lady Bulldogs (3-11, 3-8) with four goals. Emilie Ross (1 assist) and Alison Akins notched two goals apiece while Colleen Hammond accounted for the other.

Felicity Love had six saves backstopping the win while Megan Hamilton handled 10 of the shots she faced working the Heuvelton crease.

Massena, now 12-2 overall, will be the top seed for the Section 10 playoffs which are slated to open next Tuesday with a trio of games between the other six teams. All seven teams in the section this spring are competing in Class C.

In the other two NAC finales on Wednesday, Canton downed Salmon River 16-6 and OFA doubled Saranac Lake 20-10.

OFA 20, Saranac Lake 10: In Ogdensburg, Kaitlin Sheppard produced seven goals and two assists and Molly Morrow fashioned six goals and four helpers to spark the Lady Blue Devils to the win.

Kaileigh Woodruff (1 assist) and Rita Munn broke through for three goals each in the losing effort.

Erica Chase stopped eight shots for OFA (7-7, 7-5). Katey Snyder and Sheila Decker made a combined 23 saves for the Red Storm (3-9, 3-8).

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