NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Behind six goals from Lydia Werlau, North Salem’s girls lacrosse team defeated visiting Pleasantville 13-6 on Wednesday, April 12.
The Tigers (4-1), which jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead, also received three goals and four assists from Grace Curran. She also collected 14 draw controls.
“The key to the win was our defense all over the field and our transition,” North Salem coach Chris Werlau said. “The offense has been working well together, taking care of the ball and making good decisions. Defensively, we had five interceptions and three caused turnovers. They have been working on their communication and body positioning which paid off in the last few games. Our clears and transition game has improved and contributed to the win.”
Also contributing to the winning cause were Jane Fetterolf (2G, 1A), Kelly McCarthy (1G), Haley Vermette (1G) and Katie Wagner (1A).
Kiera McCarthy had a big game in net with 16 saves.
North Salem traveled to Brewster on April 18 and heads to Putnam Valley for a 4:30 p.m. game on April 21.
“Early in the season it’s all about figuring out what works and who can do what,” coach Werlau said. “They have gained confidence in themselves and each other so I expect their individual and team play to improve as the season progresses. They seem to have a lot of fun doing what they do and support each other on and off the field. We had the opportunity to practice on a field last week so that will also make a big difference.”
Tigers top Dobbs Ferry, Haldane
North Salem’s softball team routed host Dobbs Ferry 18-8 on Wednesday, April 12.
Alina DiMella paced the offensive onslaught, going 4 for 4 with a double. Kasey Harmon had three RBI.
The Tigers also defeated visiting Haldane 7-3 a day earlier in a rematch of last year’s Section 1 Class C championship game.
North Salem has a busy week as it has three home games. It hosted Putnam Valley on April 19 and took on Irvington the next day at 4:30 p.m. and Hastings at 11 a.m. on April 22.