Methacton ousted by C.B. West
DOYLESTOWN » The high of upsetting Upper Dublin Tuesday came crashing down as the Methacton girls lacrosse team fell 10-6 to Central Bucks West in the District 1 Class 3A playoffs Thursday at War Memorial Field.
Sydney Tornetta tallied three goals for the Warriors, but she was done in by the Bucks’ Maddie Maio, Dani Dundas and Liv Fitzgerald who all had three goals apiece.
“I think we came out in the first half defensively really strong,” Maio said. “Obviously we are going to have our little lapse, but we pulled it together at the end.”
Central Bucks West, the No. 4 seed, were shot out of a cannon when they went up 4-0 less than five minutes into the game. Dundas scored the first two goals and Maio found the back of the net twice as well.
“Honestly I feel like mentally we were not as prepared as we should have been,” Tornetta said. “They are a really good team and I think we didn’t really know what to expect other than they were fast and good.”
The Warriors climbed back into the game with two goals from Tornetta and another goal from Katy Benton to get it to 6-3 by halftime.
Fitzgerald made her presence felt 40 seconds after the break when she blasted a ball past Methacton goalie Molly Frey.
The Warriors would not go away as Mackenzie Henry drew her team within 7-4 seven minutes later.
Maio selflessly dumped a pass off to Fitzgerald on a free possession a while later to give her team breathing room.
Tornetta kept her team in it with her hat trick goal, but the Bucks’ Chloe Miller Russo answered 29 seconds later to lead 9-5.
Fitgerald tacked on her third goal of the game to extend the lead to 10-5.
Methacton’s Julie Byrne scored at the three-minute mark, but it was not enough as the Warriors met the end of the road.
“We definitely could have played better,” Tornetta said. “They are a really good team. They move fast. They move the ball well. We really played our hearts out and I think that is all we could have done at that point.”
Central Bucks West will now host Perkiomen Valley Saturday.