Special to The Advocate
Last week Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s girls’ lacrosse team took a short trip over to Saugus for a nonconference matchup against the Sachems. Despite turf that had no bounce in it, the girls responded well, jumping out to an early lead of 2-0. The first half was a back-and-forth contest, with goalie Danni Hughes making some key saves. At the end of the half the Eagles led by a score of 5-4.
The second half was the best defensive half of the season for the Eagles, as they swarmed the opposing forwards – not allowing a single goal the entire half. Senior Mairead St. Claire was superb on the defensive end, stopping multiple counterattacks by the Sachems. Senior Lilli Palomino played her best game of the season, securing the Eagles numerous possessions and dishing off an assist to fellow senior Ilona Beacom-Domotor, who had two goals and one assist on the day.
The final score was 8-4 – with eighth-grader standout Lucia Antonucci netting five goals. Goalie Hughes made 12 saves in a stellar performance.
The Lady Eagles are now 7-5 and in the hunt for a tourney bid.