Apr 302014

Groton-Dunstable varsity teams will be looking for a win in their rematch against Algonquin ThursdayChris Wraight
Both the Groton-Dunstable varsity lacrosse teams will be in action in a rematch Thursday against Algonquin, the champion of last years’ Central Mass districts and home of the teams that defeated both the boy’s and girl’s teams in their season openers.

After a difficult schedule to start their season, the G-D girl’s team has won their last four games, outscoring opponents by at least 11 goals in each of the last three games.

And this week will be busy — the Crusaders girl’s team is scheduled to play four games. On Monday, the girl’s team beat NIPMUC 18-6. Tuesday, Wachusetts went under the bus 20-9, with Junior Nicki Wilkinson leading the way with a combined 10 goals and six assists. Senior Livy Penny had eight goals and three assists ,followed by sophomore Sara Walsh with seven goals and five assists. Captain Livy Rubeski and sophomore Olivia Aumais had four goals and three assists each,Maddy Smethurst had four goals, and freshman Sophie Irby netted three goals and two assists.

On defense Fiona Henry has been instrumental in turning over the ball before the opponent can get a shot off and goalie Maria Antonellis has had 17 key saves during the last two games.

Both games are scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, at Groton-Dunstable; junior varsity teams play at 5:30.