Sacred Heart escapes with 16-12 win over Nardin in girls lacrosse
BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | April 29, 2014
CHEEKTOWAGA - The Sacred Heart Varsity Lacrosse team improved it’s Monsignor Martin league record to 4 - 0 - 0 (5 - 0 - 0 overall) against Nardin with a 16 - 12.
Senior goalie Erica Dombrowski was between had stopped 17 of 29 shots. Dombrowski was quick on her feet with a few of the shots, controlling her rebounds and clearing the ball quickly. Dombrowski recorded an assist during the contest as she made the save, passed the ball quickly to Junior defense Amelia Gajewski, as she ran the ball up the right side of the field, dodging attacks and midfielders into the Gators end, passed the ball to Senior midfielder Remmi Zaefpel who moved quickly through the middle for a nice goal against the Gators.
Zaefpel played a strong game at center, winning nine of her draws, she recorded two assists, six goals and had a total of eight shots on the cage, she also recovered three loose ground balls, and had two interceptions - one of which the Gators goalie tried to clear the ball to the restriction line, Zaefpel leaped to snag it out of the air, and ran in for a shot and goal on the cage.
Senior midfielder Jenna Tomizzi also had a strong game, recording five shots on the cage, two goals, recovered three loose ground balls and had one interception. Tomizzi’s speed shocked Gator’s defense as she is able to turn it on and off and move quickly down the field, dodging left and right towards the cage.
Freshwoman midfielder Sarah Krieger had another spectacular game as she had seven shots on the cage, five goals, recovered two loose ground balls and had one interception. Krieger left the game with six minutes to go in the second half due to an upper body injury she sustained while colliding with one of the Nardin players.
Sophomore midfielder Kathleen Ryan also made an impact with two goals off of four shots on the cage and had one interception. Also adding to the score board were Mary Kate Musialowski (one goal), Alexa Perna (one goal), and Grace Windschitl (one goal, one assist). Junior midfielder Katie O’Donnell had remarkable game, she had six shots on the cage, one assist and recovered six loose ground balls - her stick is like a magnet, KOD is able to go into a scrum for a loose ball and nine times out of 10, KOD recovers the ball and her stick handling is unbelievable.
The Sharks face Nichols for a non-league game at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, May 1, then travel to South Buffalo to play Mt. Mercy Academy on Friday, May 2.