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High School Girls Lacrosse: Hamburg runs away from W.S. East

Kaley Reardon and Hamburg are on their way to another unbeaten division season after running away with a win over W.S. East. (File photo by Mike Petro)
Hamburg handily defeated West Seneca East 14-4 on Thursday, May 2 to solidify its first place position in the Class B standings.

The two girls lacrosse teams entered their final match-up of the season with only one game in between them - Hamburg was unbeaten while East’s only loss came to Hamburg in a 12-9 final the second game of the season.

“I think we made the adjustments from last time,” said Hamburg coach Katy Ryan. “Last time, they got a lot of fastbreaks on us. Our goal today was to stop the fastbreak. And my goalie [Lauryn Courteau] made some point blank saves. So kudos to her coming off the flu.”

Hamburg (11-1) is now 9-0 in the division. Its only loss came in a non-league match against Lancaster, the class of Class A lacrosse, who narrowly defeated the Bulldogs in a 17-16 overtime showdown. West Seneca East fell to 7-4 (6-2).

“I’ve been really pleased with the way we’ve been playing so far,” said Ryan. “We’re not the same team we were in the beginning of the season. We’ve improved a lot.”

It was a 2-2 game eight minutes in before Hamburg went on a rampage, scoring 10 unanswered goals that lasted until the 15:28 mark of the second half. Senior attacker Taylor Wolf scored four of her five goals in that stretch.

“It motivates us to know what we can accomplish further down the road,” Wolf said about her girls’ performance against a tough Trojans team. “If this is the top of our division…we can conquer so much more.”

Wolf finished the game with seven points, followed by senior Megan Mikolajek with five points off three assists. Junior Jill Ford score three goals and freshman Claire Herrmann scored two.

Senior Emily Barrett, juniors Elena Osmanski and Bianca Dolac and sophomore Kelsey Beres scored one goal each for the Lady Trojans.

The Lady Bulldogs got back into action on Monday playing a non-league game against Rochester’s Aquinas Institute before trying to finish their league schedule undefeated in the finale against Sweet Home on Tuesday.

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