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S-GI lacrosse picks up win

SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute girls varsity lacrosse team opened up its season, with losses to East Aurora and Pioneer.

“The lack of ball possession is killing us, right now,” Coach Robbyn Robnett said. “The lack of draw possession is [too]. Until we improve on that, we’re going to see similar situations. There are just a couple things that have to be tweaked, to improve the ball possession and to improve on draws.”

Her team responded with a 15 – 8 win against St. Mary’s High School. Katie Zielen-Ersing and Jess Wojtkowiak led the Lady Griffs, with 8-point performances. Zielen-Ersing scored 6 goals and dished out two assists, while Wojtkowiak scored 5 goals and added three assists, to her stat line. Leah Waldman scored 2 goals and added an assist; Hunter McCarthy also scored a goal and handed out an assist, during the victory.

“All the girls did a really good job of controlling the possession, which we looking to do,” Robnett said, after the win. “We got possession; we were getting ground balls and we were controlling the draws, so that really helped increase our potential, for scoring. Hopefully, against Niagara Falls, we can continue to do that.”

Sarah Gorski made seven saves, for the Lady Griffs, against St. Mary’s. Zielen-Ersing leads the team, with 14 goals, while Wojkowiak had 10 goals. Both players have 16 points, so far, during the season.

The girls hosted Niagara Falls on April 26.

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