HEUVELTON - Possession is 9/10ths of the law and the overwhelming key for the Heuvelton Girls Lacrosse team which handed Potsdam its first loss in a 13-5 decision at Stephanie Putney Field on Monday.
While the 3-3 Bulldogs knocked the 6-1 Sandstoners from the undefeated ranks at home, OFA dropped a 16-2 nonleague loss at Indian River. In other action Massena beat Canton 19-8.
While Olivia St. Pierre dominating the draws and also combining with Jackie Sovie for high-caliber finishes around the net for the Bulldogs who opened to a 9-3 halftime lead. Sovie finished with six goals and two assists and St. Pierre netted four goals with one assist.
Olivia St. Pierre really did a great job on the draws and that was the key for us to getting a 9-3 halftime lead, said Heuvelton Coach Becky Kelley.
We didnt control the draws as much in the second half and the play was up and down more. But we kept our lead by getting the groundballs.
Kylie Piercey, Alex Steele and Corrine Sherwood all netted single tallies for Heuvelton while Heather Thompson handled four saves in goal.
Indian River 16 - OFA 2: Brynne LaFave tallied five goals and an assist as the host Warriors earned their second nonleague win over the Blue Devils. Kelsi Nabywaniec added four goals and an assist for Indian River (3-4).
Massena 19 - Canton 8: The Raiders bounced back from a weekend loss to Potsdam. Courtney Manley sparked the Lady Raider offense with six goals.
Jacelyn Lazore tallied five goals and an assist. Shannon Casey chipped in three goals and one helper. Trysten Burns, Alanna Pyke, Meagan Morgan and Mia Jermano, Mirabella Lazore contributed singletons while Devin Kelly and Ashlynn Olson each recorded solo assists as Massena (3-2, 3-1) pulled away from an 8-6 halftime lead.
Rachel Huntley paced the Lady Golden Bears with a pair of goals. Felicity Love stopped eight shots in the winning effort while Megan Howard logged eight saves in the loss.