Skoglund finished with three goals for the Warriors and Ellie Roser netted two.
Roser spun off defenders on the left wing and dished to a wide open Natalie Snyder in front of the crease. Snyder scored easily to make it 8-5 with 6:48 to play.
The Warriors (5-5, 1-2) controlled the ensuing draw and Roser drove around defenders on the left side of the goal area and fired in a high right-hander to make it 8-6 at 6:14. Easton then gained possession of the ball after the next draw. Roser rushed toward the crease and scored with a low shot inside the far post, as she was knocked to the ground, for an 8-7 game.
Ascione was able to break Easton’s momentum when she scooped the ground ball off the next draw. Griffith made a save on a shot by Crawford, but Ascione grabbed the loose ball to maintain possession for the Lions with time winding down. Feaga also collected a ground ball with 3 minutes remaining. After Queen Anne’s delayed their attack for a minute, Ascione fired a left-hander that hit the post and moments later, at 1:25, Griffith made a stop on a shot by Feaga.
Griffith attempted to pass the ball to a teammate for a clear, but Tulowitsky snagged the ball out of the air and the Lions ran out the clock for the win.
Folker opened the game’s scoring when she picked off a pass near midfield and out-ran defenders to the goal area, where she switched to her left hand to score 62 seconds into the game. Cutting along the right side of the 8 meters, Feaga scored off an assist from Mckenna Blick 1:56 into the game. The same play with different players, Ascione from Taylor Sheppard, made it 3-0 with 2:51 elapsed.
Lexi McDaniel opened the scoring for Easton with a left-hander out in front of the goal off an assist from Roser with 20 minutes left in the first half. Cutting through the goal area from the left side, Skoglund grabbed a pass from Roser and tallied at 18:45. Out of a spread offense, Roser found Skoglund again and she rifled in a sidearm shot to make it 3-3 with 16:05 left in the half.
“We wanted to shorten the game by running some clock off,” Smith said. “We’re not overly deep, so we wanted to give our girls a chance to rest. And they weren’t patient enough to sit back and wait; they wanted to come play us. And when they came and played us we’re lucky enough to have some players that can go 1 v. 1 and score.”
Emily Karbaum finished with eight saves for the Lions. Her save on a shot by McDaniel broke the Warriors’ momentum in the first half.
Goals by Feaga, Folker, and Sheppard gave the Lions at 6-3 lead at the half. Feaga scored off a pass from Sheppard to make it 7-3 1:28 into the second half. Crawford’s goal came about two minutes later before the Warriors’ final run.
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Easton’s Lexi McDaniel is defended by Queen Anne’s Callie Crawford (9) and Samantha Grzesik during the first half Monday evening.