- Written by Dave Palana
- Published: 16 April 2014
The Duxbury girls’ lacrosse team continued to plow through the Patriot League on Thursday and then stood tall against their first true test of the season last weekend to stay perfect through two weeks.
The Dragons got goals from eight different players as they bested the Pembroke Titans 18-5 at the high school Thursday and then improved to 4-0 with an 11-7 win in Westborough on Saturday.
After Lily Smith gave Duxbury a 1-0 lead against Pembroke by muscling a rebounded shot into the back of the cage, the Dragons struggled to get the ball away from the Titans for the next four minutes. Smith eventually bowled in Duxbury’s second goal, but the Titans pulled within one at the 17:24 mark when the ball was deflected past Duxbury goalie Charlotte Wahle.
Unfortunately for Pembroke, their goal seemed to wake the Dragons up. Riley Buonagurio got the goal back 15 seconds after Pembroke scored, Lily Smith added her third 30 seconds later and the blowout was in full swing.
Emma Gill, Logan Snelling, Jane Dudley, Liv Crowley and Katie Smith all scored in the first half to give the Dragons a 14-1 lead at the break.
“I’m happy that we have a balanced attack,” head coach Kelly Jurgens said. “I like to say that everybody needs to be a threat to have a potent attack, and that’s what we’re working toward.”
Buonagurio and Gill also scored in the second half, and the Dragons got two goals from Bella McCann to finish off their destruction of the Titans.
Gill led all scorers with four goals and an assist and looks to be back near full health after starting the season on the sidelines with an injury.
“I’m very glad to have her back,” Jurgens said.
After traveling to Sandwich on Wednesday, the Dragons return home for two tough Division I rivalry games when they host Winchester on Thursday and Needham on Saturday.