Girls’ lacrosse handles Saratoga 16-6

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Girls’ lacrosse handles Saratoga 16-6

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The Paly girls’ lacrosse team took down Saratoga Wednesday evening by the score of 16-6.

The Vikings started out fast, scoring four straight goals from four different players.

“We need to make sure the energy in the first five minutes of both the first half and the second half is consistent because we are really good about having the energy right off the bat and when we maintain that, we win,” coach Caroline Roma said.

The flow of the game changed a little at that point, with both teams essentially trading goals back and forth to get the score to 10-4 at half. The strong start for the Vikings gave them the early advantage and they maintained that through the first half.

Maya Benatar (‘16) and Charlotte Cheng (‘18) both had two goals at half with the additional goals from six other players.

The second half was more of the same with both teams scoring goals, but Paly maintaining a firm grip on the game.

Cheng picked up her third goal of the game to put the score to 13-4 at the time, while later on Benatar would add two more goals to her tally before leaving the game with an apparent injury with less than a minute to go.

Driven by Cheng and Benatar, Paly came away from the game with a comfortable 16-6 win.

“They look like a completely different team coming off of spring break. Their composure is spot on and I think they have the mentality now to just go for it through the rest of the season,” Roma said.

The team will now look forward to their next game on Friday at home versus cross-town rivals Gunn at 7:00.