The Bridgewater-Raritan girls lacrosse team moved to 3-0 on the new season Wednesday after holding off the North Hunterdon Lions. But first year head coach Lydia Pinto was not very pleased with the team's overall energy level. "Today they looked very lethargic out there," she said. Pinto said she will look for a more consistent performance in the team's next game.1st 2nd Total Bridgewater 7 2 9 North Hunterdon 0 5 5
The cool and dreary day did not effect the the Panthers in the first half of the team's road victory at North Hunterdon High School. The Panthers sprinted out to a 7-0 halftime lead. The second half was almost exactly the same—just in the opposite direction, as the Lions out-scored Bridgewater 2-5 before the Panthers held on to earn its third victory of the season.
PANTHER OF THE GAME
Kelly Fenton—finished the game with two goals and five assists.
Fenton controlled the pace of play on offense for the Panthers in the first half. Many of Bridgewater's scoring plays on Wednesday began with her running the ball into the zone, or setting up as the team got into its offense.
OTHER KEY PERFORMANCES
Stephanie Umbach (Bridgewater), led all Panther scorers with four goals.
Haley Alvarez (Bridgewater), goalie took a shutout into the second half before surrendering some late goals.
Rachel Hughes (North Hunterdon), led North Hunterdon's second half effort with two goals and an assist.
THEY SAID IT
"I think that we could have come out with more intensity. I think North Hunterdon did a better job in the second half pressuring us and going to the goal offensively."—PINTO