TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc lacrosse team went 1-2 in a trio of games recently.
The Lady Bucs dropped an 8-6 decision to George Washington and a 12-10 setback to Spring Mills, but rebounded to defeat St. Albans by an 8-3 score.
The three games left head coach Jamie Greene’s team with a 4-4 record overall and 4-1 in the conference.
In the game with George Washington, the Lady Bucs trailed by a 6-4 margin at the break.
The second half was even at 2-2 but the Lady Bucs could never take the lead.
Hayley Rice led the offense with two goals while Emileigh Ryan, Summer Aguiar, Miranda Greene and Hannah Walton each had one apiece.
Amber Powers made two saves in the net for the Lady Bucs while Leah Crichfield made three.
“The girls came out slow and got behind early,” remarked Greene. “We had a couple of good runs but just couldn’t put it all together. It was one of those nights where everything leaned to the other team.”
The Lady Bucs and Spring Mills tallied for 12 goals in the first half with Spring Mills holding a 7-5 lead.
Just like in the G-W game, it was all even in the second half at 5-5 but the Lady Bucs couldn’t overtake Spring Mills.
Greene paced the team with four goals while Makenzi Lewellyn and Rice each had two apiece.
Powers and Crichfield split time in the net again for Buckhannon-Upshur with Powers getting four and Crichfield three.
The Lady Bucs trailed again at the half against St. Albans but this time they were able to pull out the win.
They trailed by a 3-2 score at the half but shutout St. Albans in the second half for the 8-3 win.
Greene scored a game-high five goals while Rice had two and Hannah Walton one.
Powers made three saves for the Lady Bucs.
“We came out slow again,” stated Greene. “The second half started and we showed more fire and controlled the game. Miranda Greene jump started the offense with five goals. The defense was led by Kennedi Lewellyn with nine ground balls and Mya Tenney with five. The defense stepped up and shut them down in the second half.”
The Lady Bucs were scheduled to play Wheeling Park last Friday and Fairmont Senior on Monday.
They will return to action Friday when they host John Marshall at 7 p.m.
George Washington 6 2 – 8
Buckhannon-Upshur 4 2 – 6
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Hayley Rice 2, Emileigh Ryan 1, Summer Agaiar 1, Miranda Greene 1, Hannah Walton 1. Totals 6
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – Amber Powers 2, Leah Crichfield 3. Totals 5.
Buckhannon-Upshur 5 5 – 10
Spring Mills 7 5 – 12
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Miranda Greene 4, Makenzi Lewellyn 2, Hayley Rice 2, Emileigh Ryan 1, Summer Agaiar 1. Totals 10
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – Amber Powers 4, Leah Crichfield 3. Totals 7.
Buckhannon-Upshur 2 6 – 8
St. Albans 3 0 – 3
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Miranda Greene 5, Hayley Rice 2, Hannah Walton 1. Totals 8
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – Amber Powers 3. Totals 3.