South Brunswick Lady Vikings Lacrosse Team Opens Strong With Three Wins


SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The lady Vikings Lacrosse team is off to a strong start by winning its first three games of the season against Middletown North, Edison, and South Plainfield.

The season started off with a narrow 6-5 victory against Middletown North in its home opener on March 30.

South Brunswick started out strong, scoring its six goals in the first half to Middletown’s two.

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While Middletown fought back with three more in the second half, it proved not to be enough.

Amanda Palumbo led the scoring for the Vikings with three goals.

Briana Gonzales had two goals and one assist, and Shannen Sterner had two assists in the win.

Dakota Apicella dominated between the pipes with 16 saves.

Lexi Banta scored twice, leading Middletown North with three teammates adding a goal each to the total.

On April 1, the Vikings blew by the Edison Eagles 18-3 on the road, scoring 10 in the first half alone.

Shannen Sterner led the explosive offense with six goals and Briana Gonzales had three goals and five assists.

Amanda Palumbo also had three goals followed by Lindsay Szucs and Medha Gupta with two goals each.

Emily Foltiny and Haley Konopka also put a goal each in the net for the victory.

Goalie Dakota Apicella blocked five of the Eagles nine shots.

On Tuesday, the girls run continued with an impressive 16-3 win over South Plainfield at home.

Shannen Sterner led the way with five goals and two assists, while Amanda Palumbo netted four goals of her own.

Lindsay Szucs and Briana Gonzales each put a pair of goals in the net with single goals scored by Emily Foltiny, Mary Rohrig and Izzy Lam.

Dakota Apicella saved nine out the 10 shots she faced to solidify the defense.

Haley Olsen scored twice for South Plainfield, followed by Erica Cieszkiewicz with one goal.

South Plainfield goalie Meg Foster saved 10 shots in the loss.

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