By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/3/13
BOYDS, Md. – Kristin Anderson (Eastport-South Manor, 2014) scored three goals and Carolyn Carrera (Riverhead, 2014) added two as Long Island coasted to a 9-3 victory today over New Jersey for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic High School Girls’ Championship at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Long Island led, 5-1, at halftime and stretched its lead to 9-1 late in the game.
“We only had like four players from last year’s team and we didn’t know one another at the beginning,” said Carrera. “I thought after we lost to Pennsylvania (9-6 on Tuesday) that we realized we had to step it up.
“Against Florida it all came together (12-1 win). I loved it. It was awesome. We all hung out and really got along so well.”
Anderson agreed: “We had great teamwork and did a lot of bonding. Even when we weren’t playing, we were hanging out together and talking. We had a lot of fun; it was definitely one of the best tournaments.”
Long Island 9, New Jersey 3
Goals – LI: Kristin Anderson (3), Carolyn Carrera (2), Vanessa Yu, Carly Comitino, Tara Wahl, Keri McCarthy; NJ: Dakota Pastore (2), Kelly Holt
Saves – LI: Taylor Moreno (2); Fiona Geier (2); NJ: Mira Shane (2), Brittany Read (2)
Academy Girls Championship
In the Academy title game, New Jersey edged Long Island, 7-6, on a late goal by Brielle Huddy (rising freshman at Moorestown).
“We wanted it so bad. It was one of the greatest feelings,” said Huddy, who scored two goals. “We just connected so well”