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Baker sisters of Braintree team up as Coastal lacrosse captures gold

Blayne and Hayley Baker showed off their gold medals in Waltham.
Blayne and Hayley Baker showed off their gold medals in Waltham.Credit: Peter Cappiello

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WALTHAM - The best outcome, Chris Kristian admits, would have been a tie.

But there was a clear winner in the gold medal game of the girls’ lacrosse competition at the annual Bay State Summer Games, with Taylor Graf charging down the right wing side and bouncing the ball past Southeast goalie Cat Andrade with 30 seconds remaining, the clincher in a 10-9 victory for the Coastal squad on July 12.

Kristian was at the helm of the unbeaten Coastal (4-0) squad. But he also doubled as the head coach of the silver medalist Southeast team, which finished 1-3.

Sisters Blayne and Hayley Baker of Braintree, teaming for first time since the eldest was in sixth grade, only had celebration on their minds.

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