Cocalico knocks off Comets in OT
It was a good week for the Cocalico girls lacrosse team, which earned its third-straight victory Tuesday at home in a 20-7 win over visiting Conestoga Valley.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 13-4 half-time lead Thursday before coasting in with the big victory.
Cortney Gensemer scored a team-high five goals and added two assists for Cocalico, which also had a seven-point night from Courtney Forry (4G, 3 A). Katie Costanza and Brooke Fritz each added four goals for the winners.
Tuesday’s win capped a big week for Costanza, who last Thursday led a Lady Eagle comeback en route to an exciting 11-10 overtime victory over host Penn Manor.
With the score tied at 10-10 after regulation, Costanza scored the game winner in the extra period to close out a team-leading four-goal night. Forry, Gensemer, Natalie Sukanick and Alicia Burkholder also scored for the Lady Eagles while Costanza added a pair of assists.
Cocalico outshot the Comets, 19-10 as Courtney Willey registered four saves in the Cocalico goal to earn the victory.
In the middle of those two wins was an impressive 20-3 victory over host Ephrata Saturday afternoon.
Costanza scored five goals to lead the Lady Eagles while Gensemer found the net three times in the win. Nine different Cocalico players scored goals in the victory.
Ephrata’s Brooke Overly netted a pair of tallies while Brittany Lutz added the other Lady Mounts’ goal.
In addition to Saturday’s game, Ephrata won one and lost two others in a busy week.
Tuesday afternoon at ManheimTownship, the Streaks opened up a 15-2 lead before cruising to a 23-4 win over Ephrata.
Overly and Lutz both scored goals in the Lady Mount loss.
Last Friday at home in a non-league contest vs. Conrad Weiser, Ephrata scored 12 first-half goals and rode the momentum for an eventual 19-7 victory over the Scouts.
Kirsten Ueberroth led the way with five goals and one assists for Ephrata. Lutz added four goals and an assist while Makenna Sensenig found the net three times in the Ephrata victory.
Finally, last Wednesday at home, Ephrata was on the losing end of a 17-5 decision to Lancaster Country Day.
The visitors led 9-3 at the half before pulling away with an eight-goal second half.
Lutz led the way for Ephrata with three tallies while Sensenig and Ueberroth scored the other Lady Mount goals.