Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt, Equity IX.
Sound Claims Sole Possession of First Place Following the Win
The United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) returned to action on Saturday afternoon at the Decou Sports Complex in Cherry Hill, N.J., with the Long Island Sound (3-0) claiming sole possession of first place in the league standings after defeating the Boston Storm (2-1), 12-9. Leading the Long Island attack was Halle Majorana, who recorded a hat trick on the afternoon, while Kayla Treanor registered four points off two goals and a pair of assists for Boston.
In a match-up of the final two undefeated clubs in the UWLX, the action did not disappoint as momentum swung back and forth throughout the entire contest. Both teams exchanged goals to initially open a 2-2 score line before the Sound was able to put away four consecutive tallies to hang a 6-2 count. Danielle Estrasco was then able to respond for the Storm, but the first half scoring concluded with a finish from Curro McKinley, which sent the match into the intermission with Long Island on top, 7-3.
Katrina Dowd extended the lead to five to open the second half scoring, 8-3, but Boston then responded with three straight conversions to creep within two points at 8-6. The Sound then put away two consecutive notches, only to see the Storm retaliate with a pair of their own to make it 10-8.
Long Island again hung two straight scores to put up a 12-8 count, and Boston then received its last notch of the afternoon when Treanor finished an opportunity to hang the final 12-9 score line.
Nine different players recorded goals for the Sound, including multi-tally efforts from Majorana (3) and Taryn VanThof (2). The Storm was paced by a hat trick from Estrasco, with Treanor also registering two notches.
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