Published May 23, 2019


NORTH READING — The North Reading High girls lacrosse team won its second game on Monday afternoon as they defeated visiting Malden, 15-6, on the team’s Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Game.

“It was a very special and emotional day,” said North Reading head coach Matt Costello.

Meredith Casey, a U15 lacrosse assistant coach, was the honorary captain. Casey has inspired countless people with her Mighty Meredith Project to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injuries and on Monday, the Hornets played for Meredith as they came away with a big win.

North Reading took control midway through the first half in this one.

“We started off slow but then were able to execute our plays much better as the game went along,” said Costello.

THE HORNETS beat Malden during their Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness game featuring honorary captain Meredith Casey (pictured front row, middle). The NRHS girls’ lacrosse team was proud to support the Mighty Meredith Project founded by Casey to raise awareness for TBI. For more information visit

Kiley McCarthy led the Hornet attack with four goals and one assist. Sydney Corsetti recorded a hat trick while Kylie Copelas had two goals and one assist.

Casey McAuliffe also found the back of the Golden Tornado net twice. Mary Madden added a goal and a pair of assists.

Single Hornet goals were scored by Lily Albano, Lauren Sullivan and Annie MacLellan. For MacLellan, a freshman, it was her first career goal.

Maddie Miele had two assists.

Hornet goalie Jeny Collins, made three saves in net in the first half to get her second win in a row. Emma Borland played in net in the second half and she also turned back three shots.

North Reading improved to 3-12 overall with that victory.

Ski correcting cut

THE SENIORS on the NRHS girls’ lacrosse team were honored before their win over Medford on May 15. Pictured from left to right are Casey McAuliffe, Sydney Corsetti, Gabrielle Barker, Mary Madden, Brooke DeGrande and Madeline Miele. (John Friberg Photo)

Beat Medford on Senior Night

On May 15, the Hornets got back in the win column as they beat guest Medford, 16-12, on Senior Night at NRHS.

The Hornets led 9-8 at the half as they outscored the Mustangs 7-4 in the second half.

“We were able to execute well on offense,” said Costello.

McCarthy had a career-high six goals to go with one assist. McAuliffe was second in scoring with four goals while Madden had two goals and one assist.

Miele led the team in assists with three and she also scored once. Brooke DeGrande had a goal and two assists while Copelas and Albano each scored once.

Albano also had one assist.

Collins played the entire game in net and recorded six saves.

On May 21, the Hornets welcome Essex Tech at 5:30 p.m. North Reading beat them 13-4 in the season opener on April 1 as they are looking for a season sweep.