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Late collapse costs Greenbrier

Posted: February 25, 2012 - 2:19pm  |  Updated: February 29, 2012 - 2:22am
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Greenbrier's Tori Williams controls the ball while being chased by Woodstock's Iyabo Erinkitola during Saturday's game. The Lady Wolfpack lost the season-opener 10-9.  Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
Greenbrier's Tori Williams controls the ball while being chased by Woodstock's Iyabo Erinkitola during Saturday's game. The Lady Wolfpack lost the season-opener 10-9.

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In a back-and-forth contest, a late-game collapse cost the Greenbrier High School girls a season-opening lacrosse win.

The Lady Wolfpack led 8-7 until surrendering three goals in a two-minute span to fall to the Woodstock Lady Wolverines 10-9.

Despite the outcome, head coach Mark Leszczynski was not upset with his team’s first official outing.

“I was happy with that performance,” he said. “They played well.

“For our level and the minimum number of girls we’ve got, I’ve been really happy with their two performances.”

Woodstock got a quick start, scoring the first goal of the game within the first two minutes and were up 2-0 with 17:30 left in the first half.

Junior Savannah Allen got the Lady Wolfpack on the board at the 14:20 mark to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Allen was involved with the action from start to finish, and finished the game with a team-high three goals.

“She’s our center middie,” Leszczynski said. “She did well on the draws and she got almost all of them in the first half.”

The Lady Wolfpack got down 3-1, but roared back behind goals from Abby Ballard, Sarah Mork and Ali Sartain to take a 4-3 lead at the break.

Ballard and Sartain chipped in with two goals each.

Katie Cody scored the first of her four-consecutive goals for Woodstock to start the half and knot the score. The teams would trade goals until the Lady Wolverines made their push at the end trailing 8-7.

Hannah Hutto found the net with 32 seconds remaining, but the Lady Wolfpack could not muster another shot on goal.

Greenbrier goalie Taylor Mutimer made nine saves.

In the second game of the day, Greenbrier lost to Columbus 6-5. Scoring goals were Tori Williams, Meredith Keskula, Samantha Spagnolo, Sartain and Mork.

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