Bright lights: Darien girls lacrosse tops Staples for fifth win


The Tigers fell in devastating fashion, 8-7, in overtime to visiting North Harford in Chesapeake play.

"They just didn't want to give up", Coach Amplo said.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Flying Dutch (6-4, 3-1 MIAA).

Lily Sheridan added two goals and two assists and Natalie Sonntag had two goals and an assist for the Patriots. We're a good lacrosse team when we do things right.

"We hit some at 'em balls. We're absolutely going to keep punching", Rising Sun coach Justin Parker said.

"You never like to lose, but we lost to a classy team of quality players", Crawford said. They took leads of 5-4 and 6-5 in the second-half - both times on goals by sophomore attackman Ben Erhart - but surrendered consecutive goals one minute apart to fall behind 7-6 with 4:10 to play.

After a first quarter in which the Wolverines (3-10, 1-5 CAC) took a 3-2 advantage, the Knights (9-6, 3-3 CAC) gained total control of the game in the second quarter, scoring seven goals in an eight-minute span and holding the Wolverines scoreless.

"Those kids can shoot really well", Burke said. "He's not taking anybody by surprise this year, and he's still getting goals. Hopefully, we get a positive out of this negative". Instead of a 7-7 tie, it remained 7-6, and Luke Valentine made it 8-6 shortly after.

The Patriots (4-4, 1-4 NWC) defeated West Caldwell on Wednesday for a second time this year, 7-2, before falling to South Caldwell by the same score on Friday.

It started quick for the Tigers. "It's not an excuse", Parker said.

ARUNDEL 16, MEADE 3: Kayla Ross had four goals and an assist, Tiffany Lee added two goals and two assists and Katie Keane pitched in with two goals and an assist as the Wildcats defeated the Mustangs. We started slow - again. "Coming into this game we wanted to come out flying, obviously". He's one of the best kids we'll see on any team. "We can't expend the energy to dig out of that hole". Mueller then notched a hat trick and later found Shoemaker for a goal. "I kept telling them they needed to focus and I think they were excited because of the lights and the first night game". "I reassured him that it's not". Nicole Humphrey scored once and dished out three assists; senior co-captain Kendall Wisinski had two goals and one assist; Shea Van den Broek scored two goals; senior co-captain Christine Fiore had one goal and one assist; and Emma Jaques scored once.