By Connor Beach
The Northport High School girls varsity lacrosse team continued their undefeated season Monday with a convincing 15-8 home victory against the Flaming Arrows of Sachem East.
The Tigers’ win brings their overall record to 14-0 on the season as they continue their push to post-season play.
Sachem East brought a respectable 8-4 conference record into Monday’s game at Northport, but the Tigers defense once again proved ready and able to stop opposing offenses in their tracks.
The Tigers defense held the Flaming Arrows to just three goals in the first half while putting up seven of their own.
Junior goalie Claire Morris recorded five saves in the contest. Morris and the Tigers defense have held every team they have faced this season to less than 10 goals, while the offense has managed to score double digit goals in 12 of their 14 games.
Sophomore midfielder and attacker Danielle Pavinelli led Northport with four goals and four assists in the game. Pavinelli is the Tigers second leading scorer with 44 goals on the season behind only junior attacker Olivia Carner who has racked up 58 goals this season. Carner managed to net three goals and find two assists against Sachem East.
The Flaming Arrows fared little better in the second half of Monday’s game. The Tigers tacked on eight more goals and conceded only five to bring the final score to 15-8. The game could have ended significantly more lopsided then it was if not for the efforts of Sachem East goalie Marissa Cuevas, who made 14 saves.
Joining Pavinelli and Carner on the score sheet for the Tigers were senior middies Emerson Cabrera, with two goals and two assists, and Nicole Orella, who scored one goal. Kate McLam added a pair of goals, while Kathryn Meyer, Ella Cabrera, Kaylie Markiewicz each scored one. Goalie Amber Ryan made three saves to round out the stat sheet for the Tigers.
Coach Carol Rose, who recently earned her 400th win as head coach of the Northport girls lacrosse program, said last week that her team has their sights set squarely on the county finals game and beyond.
The Tigers looked to continue their winning ways and momentum when they traveled to face the Blue Waves of Riverhead after deadline yesterday.