Reed’s OT goal caps Warwick’s comeback
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Warwick girls lacrosse team turned in a tremendous come-from-behind effort against Hempfield, only to suffer a 9-8 loss in overtime.
On Monday, the Lady Warriors did it again &tstr; this time in a non-league battle against Wilson.
And thanks to Lucy Reed’s career-high fifth goal of the game with just 15 seconds elapsed in OT, Warwick came away with a different result, stunning the Lady Bulldogs 9-8 in West Lawn. Reed’s five goals gave her a team-leading 26 for the season.
The win was their fourth in a row and improved their record to 6-6 overall (3-5 L-L). It finished a stretch of time in which Warwick played five games in seven days.
“I was very happy with the way they kept playing hard, even when things weren’t going our way early on,” Warwick coach Eric Jeanes said.
Wilson certainly had things going their way while taking a 5-1 lead in the first half. Led by junior Madison Klee’s team-high four goals, the hosts still led 7-1 with 19:00 remaining in the game.
But Warwick didn’t go away.
Hannah Weidman chipped in with two goals, while Courtney Weaver and Jamie Martin each added one, as the Lady Warriors went on a regulation-ending 8-1 run to pull even. Weidman’s second goal of the game with 44 seconds left made it 8-8.
“We kept clawing back into the game,” Jeanes said. “We were still down one with a minute or two left and they had possession. Our defense forced a bad pass, Lucy made a nice play to get it away from their defenders and then eventually Hannah Weidman scored the game-tying goal. We started slowly and weren’t making our shots. The girls kept fighting and eventually started finishing plays.”
Their work wasn’t done, however.
In OT, Madi Morris won the draw and got the ball to Martin, who then hit Reed with a pass. From there, the rest is history.
“Madi got the whole thing started by winning the draw control,” Jeanes said.
Martin finished the game with four assists and Weaver added one helper for the Lady Warriors, who outshot Wilson 23-15. Kelsea Hershey picked up the win in goal.
Last Saturday, the Lady Warriors hosted Trinity and won 16-4 in a non-league game in Lititz.
Weidman finished with four goals and two assists, while Martin chipped in with three goals and five helpers to lead the way.
Marleise found the back of the net three times and Morris and Reed each added two, as Warwick took a 9-2 lead at half and never looked back. Weaver also beat the Trinity keeper and Jess Cochis and Hershey combined for five saves in goal. Warwick outshot the Shamrocks 28-9.
In their best offensive output of the season last Friday, Warwick took a 15-3 lead at the half and hammered Garden Spot 20-5 in an L-L League game in Lititz.
Eleven different players scored for the Lady Warriors, led by Reed with four. Morris and Jovonna Jewell finished with three apiece, while Sarah Cunliffe and Weaver each added two. Martin had one goal and a team-high six assists.
Others who scored for the Warwick girls were Lauren Stork, Emrhein, Reagan Conrad, Carson Armstrong and Abby Steinour. Hershey and Cochis combined for five saves in goal.
Last Wednesday, April 9, the Warwick girls snapped a halftime tie by outscoring Cedar Crest 6-2 in the second, leading them to a 10-6 L-L win.
Martin finished with three goals and three assists to lead the Warwick offense. The Lady Falcons had a slight 19-18 edge in shots, but the Warwick girls took advantage of their opportunities. Weaver also had three goals, while Morris and Reed found the back of the net twice apiece.
Cochis stepped up with 13 stops between the pipes for the win.
In other action, Warwick dropped a 16-4 loss to LCD/Lancaster Catholic last Tuesday, April 8. Jewell, Emrhein, Martin and Conrad also scored in the losing cause for the Lady Warriors.