By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LILacrosseNews.com Posted 4/6/15
It was a long 5-hour bus ride for the Skaneateles girls’ lacrosse team as the defending New York Class C state champion met the defending Class B state champs.
The Lakers traveled to Long Island today only to face the third-ranked Manhasset Indians, who happened to be on top of their game.
The outcome was decided quickly as Manhasset bolted to a 9-1 lead midway through the first half and cruised to a 21-8 triumph.
Lindsey Ronbeck tallied five goals and one assist as the Indians improved to 5-0. Skaneateles, ranked No. 20, is 1-1 and will play another top Long Island team Tuesday, No. 7 Garden City.
“Skaneateles is probably (one of our top foes) this season and we really wanted to make a statement to everyone else going into the season,” said Ronbeck. “Our defense played amazing and really clicked together.
“Our offense clicked together. We played really well as a team today. I feel really confident in my teammates and myself and this season I think we will go really far.”
Manhasset came out on fire, taking a 9-1 lead by the 13:01 mark in the first half. In the second half The Indians stretched the lead to 14-4, giving them a running clock.
Sarah Phillips tallied four goals and Kellen D’Alleva tallied three goals and three assists for Manhasset.
“This is the toughest team we have faced yet,” said Manhasset head coach Danielle Gallagher. “It was one of those games where you don’t know what is going to happen.
“They were the C champs last year. I think this was definitely a good match up last year’s C champs against last year’s B champs. It was good to see my kids step up. We are filling in the holes that we lost from last year and that is great to see.”
Kyla Sears tallied four goals and two assists and Hannah Powers tallied two goals for Skaneateles.
“Manhasset is a really good team, really good team,” said Skaneateles head coach Bridget Marquardt.
Manhasset 21, Skaneateles 8
M: Lindsey Ronbeck 5G, 1A; Sarah Phillips 4G; Kellen D’Alleva 3G, 3A; Kathryn Hallet 2G, 1A; Erin Barry 2G; Alexandra Pidedjian 2G; Katie Belluci 1G; Rory Quinn 1G; Sarah Weppler 1G
S: Kyla Sears 4G, 2A; Hannah Powers 2G; Catie Woodruff 1G; Tate Green 1G; Hannah Logan 1A
Saves: Madison Foglio (M) 4; Emily Baldwin (S) 4; Alison Weiss (S) 2