Jones, Bulldogs maul Panthers
MANCHESTER - On a rainy Saturday at Burr and Burton Academy, the Bulldogs girls’ lacrosse team scored the first 12 goals against an undermanned Hoosick Falls side en route to a 20-1 win.
"We were focused on running plays so we have them down and solid," said senior attacker Katy Jones, who scored five goals and had an assist on the afternoon. "Sometimes we can’t do that, so we wanted to execute everything."
Hayley Sabol scored the first goal of the day 15 seconds in as BBA controlled the draws throughout. It was one of five tallies for the junior midfielder.
Then Jones scored three straight, two unassisted and the other with an assist from junior Lucy Bisselle to up the advantage to 7-0.
Hoosick Falls coach Lisa Ferrannini said it was the perfect storm with two games back-to-back, an early morning start and five players away from the team because the game was rescheduled from earlier in April. Two of those were the team’s top two goal scorers, Jordyn Haynes and Hannah Fricke.
"We played Friday, had five main players out," Ferrannini said. "We ran late last night, then there was a delay with the weather, so they were sleepyheads. We were just undermanned and overtired."
Burr and Burton kept the gas pedal to the floor, adding five more goals in the next 10 minutes. Jones added her fourth of the half, and Sabol chipped in with two more. Aggie Bisselle (two goals and an assist) added a tally as well.
The Panthers avoided a shutout with 6:19 left in the first half. Winning one of the few draws, Hoosick took the ball into the offensive zone and capitalized, with Elise North-Kirkman potting to make it 12-1.
Kara LaFlamme and Zaynah Poore split time in goal for Hoosick Falls, with each making six saves. On the BBA side, Casey Apps and Lauren MacKenzie split the net time, with Apps making four saves.
"They only gave up the point-blank shots from two feet and one-on-one. They did a great job, there’s nothing to be sad about," Ferrannini said.
In the second half, the Bulldogs took advantage of the blowout and moved some players around from defense to offense and vice versa.
With the different alignments, captain Brinn Dilworth, Ryder Ferrone and Brianna Brockett all scored goals in the second half.
"We were switching roles and everyone was getting to contribute," Jones said. "We have to trust everyone, no matter where they play."
BBA improves to 2-2 on the season and faces Rutland on Tuesday on the road, while Hoosick Falls welcomes Holy Names today.
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