The Notre Dame of Hingham girls’ lacrosse team went on a six-goal scoring spree to start the game en route to a 14-10 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury Tuesday at Hingham.
The loss was the first for the Warriors, who entered 8-0. The Cougars are 10-0.
‘‘Any team can beat any team on any day,’’ Notre Dame coach Meredith Frank said. ‘‘Lincoln-Sudbury is a tremendous team. I’ve seen them play a number of tremendous opponents and come out successful. It’s a belief that you can win any game that you’re thrown into.’’
Sophomore attack Isabella O’Connor scored three goals in Notre Dame’s early outburst.
“[Getting the lead] was huge. I just think it’s big for our girls’ confidence to know they can compete against a team of this caliber,’’ Frank said. ‘‘So I think that kind of helped them set the tone for the rest of the game.’’
Lincoln-Sudbury won the draw following Notre Dame’s sixth goal and took the ball down the field for its first goal of the match. The Warriors quickly netted three more to cut the deficit to 6-4.
The Cougars then focused on winning draws and maintaining possession. They netted three more goals before the half to push the score to 9-5.
‘‘Every single draw, every single possession matters,’’ Frank said. ‘‘You just have to figure out what you are not doing, figure out what is going wrong and see if you can fix it. And I think our defense did a good job of getting together and figuring out something that would work.’’
Notre Dame started the second period with two goals in the opening minutes. O’Connor led the charge with her fourth of the day.
‘‘She is a fighter. She is tremendously aggressive and she is fearless,’’ Frank said. ‘‘I think her fearlessness is what sparks our offense.’’
Notre Dame charged to a 14-7 lead in the final five minutes of the game. Lincoln-Sudbury made a final offensive push, netting three goals in the final minutes.
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