Shelby Corsano and Tess McCabe each tallied five times on Monday as the Lady Canalmen lacrosse team (5-0-1) battled Apponequet to a 14-14 tie.
“I cannot say enough about the effort these girls showed on Monday,” coach Jenna Burgess said. “They came in with confidence and determination and they played the best lacrosse I have seen from them. From the very first minute of the game they were in control. Shelby controlled the draws all game and that was a huge boost for us. Our game plan was to get control off the draw and show patience on offense.”
Ali Achstetter and Sierra Powers rounded out the scoring for BHS with two goals apiece.
“Apponequet is a powerhouse lacrosse team and are a fast pace team,” the coach said. “By slowing down the tempo of the game it threw them off and we capitalized on that. Tess McCabe and Shelby did a great job running the offense and setting it up. Miranda Partosan and Sierra Powers did a fantastic job in the midfield slowing the ball down. On defense Chelsea Doucette and Keiran Jones played outstanding aggressive defense. Hannah Leach was strong in net and had some key saves late in the game. Apponequet played great skilled lacrosse in the last six minutes, but we were able to hold them off and take the tie. Our entire team is playing great lacrosse and I could not be more proud of them.”
The Lady Canalmen continued to come up big on Friday, April 18, as they beat New Bedford 20-16.
“Our offense keeps coming up big for us,” coach Burgess said. “These girls have great chemistry and are able to find each other anywhere on the field. They all have the ability to take the ball to the net and score. They do a great job of not forcing any shots and letting plays form with their patience. It really has been fun to watch these girls come together and see it all click for them. Like I have said before, they all have the ability to score so when our opponents double one of our players we have six other girls that can confidently take control of the ball and score.”
Corsano led the scoring for Bourne with seven goals, followed closely by Ali Achstetter with six.
“Above all these girls are a team and want what is best for the team and all play unselfish lacrosse,” Burgess continued. “My seniors Ali and Shelby had outstanding games and did a great job setting up our offense and pushing the ball down the field. Sierra Powers did a great job on the circle, was aggressive and was able to come up with the ball off the draw. Kieran Jones and Chelsea Doucette did a great job on defense containing New Bedford’s top player. Hanna Leach did a nice job stopping some powerful free possession shots. Alex Nickerson, Morgan Callahan, Annie Cheney and Molly Powers did a great job slowing down the fast break. Natalia Gordon, Holly Weddell, Chloe Bass and Tess McCabe did a great job taking care of the ball and setting up their teammates. It was a great team win.”
Powers finished the game with four goals, with Bass, Miranda Partosan and McCabe each adding one.
The Lady Canalmen return to action today at 10:30 AM at Plymouth South.