BLADENSBURG – Connelly School of the Holy Child girls lacrosse’s offense was simply too much for Elizabeth Seton High School, dominating the home team Roadrunners (4-8) from start to finish in a 21-10 victory on April 18.
The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Tigers (3-6), who had not scored more than 14 goals in a game this season.
The Tigers had seven players score at least two goals, but three players stood out. Brown University commit and senior Lily Hagerup had five goals and four assists, Georgetown University commit and junior Madeline Remington had four goals, and junior Jill Geils chipped in four as well.
For Seton, Danielle Dunn led the way with three goals, and Kyndall Jackson and Rebecca Ferrina added two each.
The teams traded the first four goals before Holy Child scored three straight to take a 5-2 lead and take control of the game. Hagerup scored the first goal off a free position 59 seconds into the game, setting the stage for eight goals in just over 11 minutes.
Remington, Abigail Maloney and Peyton Shreves each scored twice during that time, and Hagerup added her second of the game to give the Tigers an 8-3 lead with 13:50 remaining in the first half.
Back-to-back goals by Dunn and Grace Golatt cut Holy Child’s lead to 8-5 as it finally took advantage of the Tigers’ repeated draw control violations, but Seton would not get any closer.
The two teams traded goals once again, but Holy Child answered with three straight goals to build a 12-6 lead.
Following a goal by Dunn, Hagerup started to get more involved in the offense, finding Geils for a goal and scoring one herself to give the Tigers a 14-7 halftime lead.
The pace slowed in the second half, with neither team scoring until almost eight minutes had passed. Remington made another hard charge at the goal, sprinting past Seton’s defense to score on a bounce shot with 17:04 remaining.
Following consecutive goals by the Roadrunners, Holy Child’s offense continued to run through Hagerup to improve their lead, whether she was scoring goals or driving to the cage to free up teammates. The senior scored or had an assist on four of the Tigers’ final six goals, and a goal from Megan Lynch put the game into a running clock with 11:50 remaining.