NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— After working all the way back from a 10-goal deficit in the second half to force overtime, North Salem was on the verge of capping off a comeback for the ages.
No. 3-seeded Pleasantville, however, had other ideas.
Grace Capko’s goal in OT gave the host Panthers a 16-15 win over the sixth-seeded Tigers in the Section 1 Class D girls lacrosse quarterfinals on Friday, May 18.
Curran sparked the North Salem comeback charge with seven goals and an assist. Teammate Lydia Werlau had three goals and an assist.
“We had to want it,” Curran said of how they got back in the game. “We knew that was our game and we weren’t going to let them take it that easily. We all stepped up and played with grit. We had to play one goal at a time and focus on each possession until we caught up.”
Amy Fetterolf and Jane Fetterolf tallied two goals apiece. Kelly McCarthy netted one goal while Jessica Reiner made eight saves in the cage.
The Panthers jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead.
“Pleasantville got their lead early on by winning the draws and scoring off of fast breaks over and over again,” Curran said.
A day earlier, North Salem easily disposed of visiting Blind Brook 18-3 in the opening round.
“We knew we were the stronger team but we had to go out on the field ready to play,” Curran said. “We were very successful on winning the draws, then our offense worked together to get assisted goals by sending cutters through the eight (meter).”
Werlau led the way with six goals and an assist. Jane Fetterolf (2G, 4A), Amy Fetterolf (2G, 2A), Curran (2G, 8 draw controls), Kelly McCarthy (2G, 1A), Jenny Murphy (1G, 1A) Colleen McCarthy (1G) and Jenna Shaughnessy helped stuff the stat sheet.
boys lax: irvington 9, north salem 7
Jake Lanyi had three goals and two assists in No. 10-seeded North Salem’s 9-7 loss to No. 7 Irvington in the Section 1 Class D opening round on May 19.