By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
NORTH READING — The North Reading High girls lacrosse team edged the host Cambridge Rindge and Latin Falcons, 12–10, last Saturday morning in a non–league game. With that victory, the Hornets improved to 2–3 overall.
This game was nip–and–tuck the entire way as the teams were knotted at seven at the half.
Katie Welch had her best offensive game of the season as she scored seven goals to lead the way. Alex McGeachie and Lexi Ford both found the back of the Falcons net twice while Erin Hunter had the other tally.
In goal, Kylie Ford made 18 saves to go to 1-1 in net.
On April 16, the Hornets lost at Manchester–Essex, 13–7, to fall to 1–3 in the Cape Ann League.
Trailing only 6–5 at the half, the Hornets were outscored by the home team, 7–2, in the second half. McGeachie, a senior co-captain, led the North Reading offense with two goals and one assist while Erin Hunter and Welch both had one goal and one assist. Tristan Hoffman and senior co-captain, Lexi Ford, had the two other goals.
Kylie Ford made 19 saves in net as she was very busy all afternoon.
The next game for head coach Samantha Whitney’s squad will be on April 24 as they host Masconomet at 10 a.m. On April 28, the Hornets visit Newburyport with that game starting at 3:45 p.m.
The home game against Cambridge Rindge and Latin slated for Patriots Day was rained out (make-up date unknown at press time).