Fast start propels Lady Eagles to 12th-straight win

By on April 25, 2012

The Cocalico girls lacrosse team keeps chugging right along and Tuesday night claimed another victory under the lights at Eagle Stadium.

The Lady Eagles, playing their first game of the season in the stadium, jumped out to a 9-3 halftime lead over visiting Warwick and coasted in for a 14-8 victory.

Cocalico (12-0) used a balanced scoring attack to knock off the Warriors. Kari Longstaff had three goals and four assists while Avery Longstaff scored four and assisted on two other goals to pace the Lady Eagles.

Other scorers for Cocalico included: Cortney Gensemer (3 goals, 1 assist); Katelyn Costanza (2 goals, 2 assists); Courtney Forry; and Sam Marino. Megan glover added an assist for Cocalico, which outshot the Warriors, 20-12.

Emily Harting and Jess Talbot each scored a pair of goals to lead Warwick.

In addition to Tuesday’s game, Cocalico also was in action Friday at Hempfield where the Lady Eagles captured a 20-10 victory over the Black Knights.

Cocalico scored 10 goals in each half to close out Hempfield as Avery Longstaff scored eight goals while Gensemer added five goals and three assists to lead the way in the win.

Also scoring goals for Cocalico were: Kari Longstaff (3); Forry; Brooke Fritz; Costanza; and Glover. Kayli Lescoe added a pair of assists for Cocalico, which outshot Hempfield, 23-16.

Lauren Marte saved six in the victory.

Ephrata, meanwhile, dropped to 0-12 on the season with a pair of losses this past week.

Monday afternoon at Cedar Crest, the Lady Mounts trailed by just a 10-6 margin at the half but could not make up enough ground in an eventual 18-11 loss.

Emily Bonomo did scored a team-high five goals while Brooke Overly added four scores and Emma Frees two tallies in the loss.

Last Thursday at Penn Manor, the Comets led 15-0 at the half before coasting in with the 22-2 victory. Bonomo and Rachel Anderson accounted for the Ephrata goals.

Ephrata hosts Manheim Township Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. More GIRLS LAX, page B-2

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