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Summit Girls Lacrosse Team Edges Glen Ridge 14-12 to Remain Unbeaten

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Kelly Osmulski of Summit looks to fire a shot from in front of the Glen Ridge goal.
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Devin Lawler of Summit chases after Glen Ridge's Natasha Dombrowski
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Summit's Olivia Kelly plays defense in the second half.
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Carolina Cordrey of Summit looks to advance the ball past Glen Ridge defenders in the second half.
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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In a tightly played contest that saw plenty of offense, the Summit Lady Hilltoppers made the most of their opportunities at the end.   They scored the final two goals of the game, including Kelly Osmulski’s game winner with about two minutes left to play and hung on to defeat Glen Ridge 14-12 on Thursday afternoon at Watsessing Park to improve to 2-0 on their young season.

The game played behind two of the top ten teams in the state had six lead changes.  Summit, ranked sixth in the Star Ledger Top Twenty, was trailing Glen Ridge, ranked fifth, by a goal midway through the second half before exploding for three tallies in a row to take a 12-10 lead.  Kate Martino scored two of those goals and Osmulksi scored one.

However, Glen Ridge would refuse to give up.  Danielle Lisovicz, who led all scorers with five goals, scored off a penalty and Mary Alati put in a shot after a drive to the net to once again knot the score; this time at 12 apiece.

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“I think it was pretty much a possession by possession game.  It got to that point (where) whoever was going to win the draw was going to win the game.  To their (Glen Ridge) credit th;ey came right back, tied it up.  I’m sure both sides were waiting for someone to make a save, someone make a play.  It was just that type of game,” Summit Head Coach Mike Walsh said.

Certainly a key play in the game came when Glen Ridge won another faceoff and looked to score a third goal in a row regain the lead.  They were almost able to do so, but a shot from the slot went off the post as the score remained 12-12.

Summit would take advantage on their ensuing offensive possession.  After Martino and Carolina Cordrey missed two quality shots, Osmulski made sure she would put the ball in the back of the net and was able to do so from the center slot after a nice feed from teammate Megan Paytas to make the score 13-12.

Cordrey, who finished with four scores, would add an insurance goal for good measure after she connected from in front off Osmulski’s pass just before the final buzzard sound.

“I think at the end it was definitely being patient and smart with the ball.  We controlled the ball a lot.  We were looking to possess the ball and looking for basically a layup,” Cordrey said of Summit’s strategy at the end of the game.

And about her team staying composed in a game in which one mistake could have made the difference, Cordrey maintains that her squad knew just what to do.

“First off, we have a lot of leadership on this team.  The players are really composed.  It’s nice to play with people that know what to do with the ball.  It was easy for us, even though it was close at the end; back and forth a little bit,” she said with a smile.

The beginning of the contest went in Summit’s favor as Cordrey helped control the first three face-offs that led to three scores.  She, Martino and Paytas connected early on in the first half, as Summit gained a 3-0 advantage.

But just as what happened all afternoon; when one team seemed to have the advantage the other team would score one or two goals to get back in the game.

Glen Ridge just did that when they scored the next three of the contest and later in the first half took their first lead at 5-4.

Summit would take back their lead when Cordrey and Devin Lawler hit for goals to bump their team’s advantage to 6-5, but then Julia Short scored for Glen Ridge with about a minute left until halftime as the game was all knotted up at 6 at the break.

Stuart Humphrey, Paytas and Cordrey scored the first three goals for Summit in the second half, when the biggest goal advantage for either team was only one until later on when Summit led 12-10 and 14-12.

Summit’s next game is at Mountain Lakes High School this Saturday at 11 a.m.      

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