Cougars goalie Hannah Cooper had a career-high 13 saves in leading the Notre Dame of Hingham girls’ lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory over host Lincoln-Sudbury Tuesday.
“She’s our only goalie,” said coach Meredith Frank, whose second-ranked team moved to 8-1. with the victory over the No. 7 Warriors“She’s become a leader back there, she’s the spark when we need those big plays [on defense].”
This season, Cooper played every minute of every game after not making a single start during her freshman campaign. The team’s only loss this season came at St. Anthony’s of New York, a 19-9 defeat, April 15, when they scored their fewest goals to date.
The offense was powered by Amelia Brown, who had four goals and one assist, and Charlotte Allart, who also had four goals, with two assists. Eliza Guild led the No. 7 Warriors with three goals and three assists.
Lincoln-Sudbury went on a late run in the second half to pare down an eight-goal lead, including netting the game’s final three goals.
Notre Dame had a 9-4 lead at the half, but Frank said she and the girls knew the Warriors were a tough team and would run them through game’s end.
“They are a team that never quits, they are going to be aggressive up until the final whistle,” she said. “We were never safe by any means . . . that was our expectation, we knew we needed to play the entire 50 minutes to be successful.”
Notre Dame earned the final possession to halt the Warriors’ comeback.
The 14 goals ties the lowest offensive production against Massachusetts schools (April 4 win at home vs. Franklin, 14-1).
“Both goalies in the game played incredibly well,” Frank said. “[Warriors goalie Megan Mullin] kept them in the game and that’s why it was close down to the end.”
Westford 17, Newton South 2 — Senior attacker Bailey Mongillo led the Grey Ghosts (10-0) with four goals and one assist, and Erica Mattila and Stacy Shackleton added three goals each. Junior goalkeeper Kalie Boyd had 12 saves. The win secures a place in the postseason tournament.
Wellesley 16, Weymouth 5 — Annie Valle led the Raiders with three goals and three assists, and Ashton Chryssicas had two goals and three assists.
Masconomet 14, Manchester Essex 9 — Kathleen Gillepsie led the Chieftains (5-2) with four goals and four assists.
Framingham 16, Dedham 6 — Senior captain Jodie Munchbach led the Flyers (2-3) with three goals.
Winchester 13, Reading 8 — Senior Megan Hennessey, junior Alexis Miller, and sophomore Anna Vaeth all scored hat tricks for the Sachems (6-3).
Marblehead 15, Swampscott 1 — Kiley Fischer led the Magicians with three goals and an assist and Meggie Collins had a goal and six assists.
Medford 16, Lowell 13 — Mustangs senior attacker Katherine Timmins led all scorers with six goals and four assists.
North Reading 16, Triton 5 — Senior midfielders Nathan Seed and Mike O'Brien paced the Hornets (7-2) offense, combining for nearly half of the team’s goals. Seed tallied four goals and three assists, while O'Brien added a hat trick and a pair of assists.
Concord-Carlisle 13, Bedford 1 — Patriots junior attacker Sean Morahan scored five goals and tallied four assists.
Duxbury 17, Pembroke 4 — Juniors Wesley Quinzani and Tanner Williams each had four goals for the Dragons.
Taunton 3, Barnstable 1 — Brandon Motta led the Tigers with 21 kills, 1 block and 1 ace and Marc Gleason added 36 assists.