CRANFORD, NJ – Girls’ lacrosse opened the season with an impressive, 16-8, victory over Livingston High-School, in Livingston on Wednesday.

Leading the scoring for the lady Cougars were the Ross twins, Sarah netted four goals with four assists, while Hannah added four goals and two assists. Also contributing to the scoring were, senior Kristin Leu, with three goals and junior Megan Power who added three of her own, along with three assists. Jeannie Padden and Tara O’Reilly also found the back of the net for the lady Cougars. Sophomore net minder Niamh O’Donavah had five saves in the victory.

In her first season as head coach, Carlee Dragon was pleased with the team’s all-around effort, Dragon said, “Our team executed our plays well on offense and we defended together as a team.” She continued, “There is still a lot we need to work on as a team and we look forward to improving each day. I am excitedly anticipating what the remainder of the season has in store for us.”

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The lady Cougars are in action again on Friday, when they travel to Pompton Plains, to take on Pequannock High-School.

Boys’ lacrosse also started the season off on a winning note, with a, 6-4, victory over St. Peter’s Prep, in Jersey City on Wednesday.

Richie Hurley led the scoring for the Cougars with two goals, Mark Christiano contributed a goal and had three assists. Rounding the scoring off for Cranford were; Luke Christiano, Connor Fitch and Mike Palumbo, all adding one goal each. Senior goalie, Ryan Shupp stopped 19 in the Cougars victory.

The boys are in action again on Saturday at home, when the face Delaware Valley at 11:00 a.m...