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Girls' lacrosse:

CB South needs OT to thwart CB West

DON LEYPOLDT

Central Bucks South is going Green.

Titans junior Anna Green capped a dramatic rally last Wednesday evening by tallying an overtime goal with 1:27 remaining against visiting Central Bucks West. It was CB South’s only lead of the night, but the only one that mattered as CB South beat CB West, 8-7.

“The draw was really just about the first step and as soon as I got that, it was instinct, I guess,” exclaimed Green, who speared the opening draw control in OT to give CB South possession it wouldn’t relinquish. “The goal ... we settled it and I think if we went for it right away, we would have lost the ball and forced it. It was definitely a smart move to settle it at first and when the opportunity came, to take it.”

“As I told the girls, we were the underdogs and we had nothing to lose today,” CB South head coach Janique Craig pointed out. “[CB West] is a phenomenal team. Every single player on West is skilled.”

The Bucks built a 4-0 lead as a pair of Maddie Maio goals sandwiched scores from Emma Haring and Dani Dundas. Green’s two goals cut CB South’s deficit to 4-2 at halftime.

It was a special week for Delaware-signee Maio, who recorded her 100th career goal on April 25.

“Maddie is our workhorse. She is visible on both ends of the field and has great footwork and speed,” CB West head coach Tara Schmucker said.

CB West’s Casey Reichwein dominated the draw control; the Bucks won 12 of 17.

But Titans goalie Laura Robinson, who was credited with nine saves, stood on her head as CB South’s defense rendered the draw advantage moot. Robinson stoned several CB West free positions.

“My team was working so hard on the offensive end and in midfield transitions, so I knew I needed to step it up for them,” Robinson stated.

“There weren’t many fouls. We played really smart, clean team defense,” Craig said.

Kasey Dietzel’s tally with 7:52 remaining cut CB West’s lead to 6-4. Green scored 10 seconds later and tied it on a one-on-one goal with 5:02 left.

“Anna is really good to work off of and the other players make things happen, too,” said Dietzel, a Naval Academy commit who recorded her 200th career goal on April 30. “You may not see their stats, but they are definitely working hard on the field and getting us opportunities. Without them, we wouldn’t have had any goals.”

Finley Ueland’s tally regained the lead for the Bucks, but Green’s right-to-left goal with 92 seconds left tied it at 7.

The Bucks (13-3 overall through Tuesday) were fifth in the latest District One Class AAA power rankings; the Titans (13-4) came in 15th. Districts get under way on Tuesday.

CB West marked Green’s third straight six-goal game and her second OT game-winner in three days. She has verbaled to Cincinnati, a city that is to five-way chili as Philly is to cheesesteaks.

Green knows six-way, too.

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