Facing a fast, potent offense featuring several of Long Island’s most electric girls lacrosse playmakers, Garden City keeper Kaitlyn Larsson didn’t disappoint.
The senior made 10 saves — five in each half — and held St. Anthony’s to four goals, leading the Trojans to a convincing 13-4 win Friday in non-league play. The Trojans improve to 6-0; the Friars are 4-1.
“We knew they were strong going into the game,” Larsson said. “They’re very aggressive. It was a team effort. We communicated well, which we had worked on all week in practice.”
Coach Diane Chapman said Larsson played well, holding St. Anthony’s to a pair of goals in each half. Several defenders played well in front of her, including Deanna Weisenburger, Devon Heaney, Katherine Galzerano and others.
Larsson was appreciative of the defense, which kept the ball out of St. Anthony’s sticks and put pressure on the Friars.
A 4-2 halftime lead expanded quickly in the second half. The Trojans patiently waited for opportunities to break the defense down, instead playing unselfishly to find open looks.
Chapman credited the offense for its insistence on waiting for quality shots. “When they were given an opportunity, they were able to take advantage,” she said.
Kelly George tallied five assists and a goal, and Sarah Kaval, Liana McDonnell and Jenn Medjid scored three goals each.