Memorial girls stop Central in lacrosse
Sara Thompson of Central, left, gets a shot past Alyssa Croto of Memorial during an early season matchup between the two rivals on Wednesday afternoon. (Bruce Preston/Union Leader)
Bekka SanSouci circled the net and snapped home a shot for her sixth goal of the day to account for the 13-11 final and help Memorial improve to 1-1.
"The kids realize how important draws are, especially late in the game. When they realize that, I think they're more dialed in and they're willing to fight a little more and scrap for it," he said. "It's huge experience for us because it will translate into close situations in different games down the road."
SanSouci and Caitlyn Petro scored Memorial goals around a Jordan McCown Central tally to make the score 11-7 with just under 14:00 remaining.
Petro pushed the lead to 12-10 for Memorial, but Thompson tallied again for Central to leave the score 12-11 with 2:20 remaining.
"It was a great game. It was hard-fought by both teams," said Central coach Mark Compos. "It was good for us. Everyone played well for us. We're really happy. There's some things to work on, but we're excited about the rest of the season."
McCown finished with three goals and Central goalie Shanika Mazan made five saves.