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Szynal Scores Four in 14-Goal Blitz as Summit Girls Lacrosse Whips West Essex, 15-3

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Summit's Sara Szynal scores her first of four goals on the day in the Hilltoppers 15-3 victory over West Essex.
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SUMMIT, NJ - Against West Essex, it took a bit of time for the Summit High School girls varsity lacrosse team to crank into gear on the Upper Turf Field but, when they did, the Hilltoppers reeled off 14 consecutive goals and overwhelmed the Knights, 15-3.

Junior attack Sara Szynal scored four times, and Catherine Cordrey, Callie Humphrey, Samantha Forsyth, and Isabel Zachara each had a pair of goals, as Summit improved to 9-2 on the season.

Looking a bit sluggish, the Hilltoppers allowed a West Essex goal a minute and a-half into the contest and, after Szynal scored 40 seconds later, fell behind again at the 15:43 mark. Kady Glynn produced several fine saves, helping Summit tread water until they found their legs. Once they located their wheels, the Hilltoppers did what they do really well - namely, go on a run.
 
 
In the next six-plus minutes of game time, Summit buried six goals, gaining draw control, winning ground balls, and finishing the chances they earned. Cordrey knotted the game at two apiece, then set up Maggie Moriarty for the go-ahead goal less than a minute later. Cordrey's second, Szynal's second, Forsyth's first -- coming on the heels of a save and sweet outlet pass by Glynn -- and Szynal's Hat Trick goal combined to make it 7-2.
 
It was 10-2 at the half after Zachara, Humphrey, and Forsyth scored in the final five minutes before the break.

 
The Hilltopper goal streak continued in the second half, as Zachara, Szynal's fourth, Julia Persche, Kathleen Morano, and Humphrey all scored to make it 15-2. Summit Head Coach Mike Walsh took full advantage of the big margin to rotate virtually his entire squad into the game, important as the game against the Knights was the Hilltoppers third in less than a week. 
 
"We started slowly, which is understandable given that this was our third game in four days." said Walsh. "Once we found our legs, and got some flow going, I thought we moved the ball well." Summit next travels to Alexandria, VA, for a match against St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a perennial powerhouse that Walsh describes as, "One of the all-time top programs nationwide."
 
Next Game: April 25 - at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes of Alexandria, VA, 12 p.m.
 
Next Home Game: April 30 - Mendham, 4 p.m.

 

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