The Weston girls’ lacrosse team’s increased up-tempo play has resulted in a lot of goals and a solid 5-3 record so far this season. After falling to Concord-Carlisle, the Wildcats bounced back with a convincing 20-10 win over Arlington in recent Dual County League Small Division action. Julia Meehan scored a whopping six goals, while Emma Dagres and Bianca Brueckner each had hat tricks. Lindsay McCabe and Hannah Dinardo also contributed with two goals apiece, while Sarah Peters added one among the barrage.
“[We] came out ready to play,” Peters said.
Dana White allowed the ‘Cats to gain the advantage with four draw controls as Weston dominated the first half and the start of the second stanza, before the game was stopped because of a lightning storm. When play resumed a half hour later, Weston stayed strong, as the Wildcats surrendered only one goal after the delay.
In the following game against Algonquin, Brueckner and Dagres each had a hat trick, Meehan tallied twice, and Peters also scored, but the ‘Cats fell a goal short, 10-9.
Dagres and Meehan also contributed with two assists each. Dinardo, Peters, and Brueckner, meanwhile, all forced multiple caused turnovers, allowing Weston to gain possession.
“The attack worked the ball around the 12 [yard-line] and utilized the plays,” Peters said.
The Wildcats’ defense was also equal to the task. At the start of the game, Algonquin surprised Weston with the many picks they set, but the ‘Cats put a stop to that.
“We quickly adjusted and learned to deal with these picks and put a stop to the scoring,” Peters said. “The defense was smart with adjusting with the picks and stopping the Algonquin cutters. All in all, the team played a tough yet good game.”