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No. 4 Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) handles Middle County at Gains For Brains

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school  

By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg, Posted 4/22/17

Addison Reilly tallied three goals and four assists to boost Bridgewater-Raritan to a 17-9 victory over Middle Country at the Gains For Brains tournament at Cold Spring Harbor.

Bridgewater-Raritan (4th in Summit Lacrosse North America Rankings) improved to 9-0, while the Wolverines (15th in Summit Rankings) fell to 6-2. The event raises money to benefit the Making Headway Foundation, which is dedicated to the care and comfort of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. The event was founded two years ago by MSG Varsity’s Andrew (Raff) Rappaport, who wanted to create a fun way to raise money for a needy cause.

“We came into the game really strong,” said Reilly. “We were kind of nervous because we were playing a Long Island team. We wanted to prove ourselves. We were excited and really pumped throughout the game.

“I hoped the game would go this way but you never know what is going to happen. It is an honor that we got invited to play in this tournament. We are proud and happy to be here.”

At the 15:36 mark of the first half, Middle Country pulled within 5-4. This sparked a 7-0 run by the Panthers that lasted until the 22:42 mark of the second half. Middle Country managed a late 4-0 run to pull within 14-9, but Bridgewater-Raritan scored three straight to pull away.

Kirsten Murphy tallied four goals, Tai Jankowski tallied three goals and one assist and Ally Mastroianni tallied two goals and four assists for the Panthers.

“This is the first time we played in this tournament,” said the Bridgewater-Raritan head coach Alyssa Dragon Frazier. “We were really honored to be invited. We were really excited to come play for a great cause and play against really great competition.

“We wanted to play a tougher schedule this year so we put two Long Island teams on our schedule (BR also defeated Bayport-Blue Point, 7-6, on April 1). We definitely came here to play some good competition and Middle Country is a fantastic team. They gave us a great game. But I think we came out and played to win.”

Jamie Ortega tallied five goals and Rachael Masullo tallied two goals and three assists for Middle Country.

Bridgewater-Raritan 17, Middle Country 9

Bridgewater-Raritan: 10-7-17
Middle Country: 4-5-9

BR: Addison Reilly 3g, 4a; Kirsten Murphy 4g; Tai Jankowski 3g, 1a; Ally Mastroianni 2g, 4a; Julia Lytle 2g; Hannah Hollingsworth 1g, 3a; Ally Stanton 1g, 1a; Liz Hanemann 1g
MC: Jamie Ortega 5g; Rachael Masullo 2g, 3a ; Sophie Alois 2g ; Ava Barry 3a
Saves: Arielle Weissman (BR) 7; Emily Walsh (MC) 5


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