Westfield, NJ — Westfield’s girls lacrosse team defeated the Old Bridge’s Knights, 20-6, in the NJSIAA first round on Friday at Kehler Stadium.
Right from the start Westfield showed their skill and teamwork by scoring against Old Bridge four times before the five minute mark of the first half, each goal coming from Elizabeth Cusick.
Old Bridge managed to close the gap a bit with a goal seven minutes in, but by the time the Westfield coach Sam Warner called a timeout halfway through the opening half, the Blue Devils managed to go ahead 7-1.
Old Bridge worked hard to defend their goal, but a quick pass by Westfield led to an 8-1 lead.
After a block from Old Bridge’s goalie, the Knights pushed all the way up the field and scored, once at the 7:57 mark, and shortly after at the 7:22 mark, making the score 8-3.
But Westfield one-upped Old Bridge, scoring four points within a minute to scorch to a 12-3 advantage.
Old Bridge turned aggressive at this point, pushing all the way up to Westfield’s goal. Westfield’s goalie struggled to block shot after shot from the Knights, but the Blue Devils managed to gain possession, and by the end of the first half, led 14-3.
Shortly into the second half, Westfield managed to score after some struggle. The two teams were soon knocking sticks and fighting for possession of the ball. Old Bridge managed to cut the deficit to 10, but less than a minute later the Blue Devils scored a goal as well, making the score 16-4.
From there, Westfield only increased their lead. Despite Old Bridge pushing out two more goals near the end, the final score was 20-6.
Afterward, Warner commented that the game “went really well. We did an excellent job of moving the ball and executing plays.”
“It was a team effort where everyone was utilized,” she added.