A day after its six-match winning streak was snapped, the Saint Mary’s girls lacrosse team was ready to start a new streak.
Mary Kate Mahoney scored all four of her goals in a six-goal spurt to open the second half as the Saints broke open a close match en route to a 13-3 victory over visiting Cary Academy on Friday.
Hope Voelkel and Maddison Wooten added two goals apiece for Saint Mary’s (8-2), which was coming off a 15-6 loss to Ravenscroft on Thursday.
“In the first half we were a little bit clumpy,” said Saint Mary’s coach Meredith Primm, whose squad led 4-2 at halftime. “It created a lot of traffic in the middle and it’s tough to get goals through traffic, we asked them to spread out and the goals opened up.”
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The main beneficiary of Saint Mary’s adjustment was Mahoney. She scored four straight goals to open the second half, doing a nice job on a couple of those goals of making a cut into open space in front of the Cary Academy net. Her fourth goal, with 20 minutes, 20 seconds remaining, gave Saint Mary’s an 8-2 advantage.
“I can’t say I’ve had a run like that before,” Mahoney said with a smile. “But it’s something I’m working on for the rest of the season.”
Grace Goetz had a pair of goals to lead CA (2-8). The Chargers never led but managed to keep things close in the early going with some solid defense but were unable to produce enough offensive pressure throughout.