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Wayne Post
  • Irondequoit girls lacrosse holds off R-H in physical contest


  • Jen Reininger scored four goals to lead the Eagles past visiting Rush-Henrietta 8-5 in an aggressive affair Wednesday night.



     



    Irondequoit scored the game’s first two goals and never let the Royal Comets back tie the score rest of the night.


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  • Jen Reininger scored four goals to lead the Eagles past visiting Rush-Henrietta 8-5 in an aggressive affair Wednesday night.

    Irondequoit scored the game’s first two goals and never let the Royal Comets back tie the score rest of the night.

    “The girls really played hard,” Irondequoit coach Mike Butler said. “It was a very aggressive, tough opponent, and they stepped up and made the plays when they needed to.”

    Megan Vadala opened the scoring three minutes in off an assist from Jourdan Roemer, before Reininger converted on a stolen pass to put the Eagles up 2-0 six minutes later.

    R-H got on the board six minutes later on a breakaway goal by Elle MacMillan, but that was as close as the Comets would get.

    Roemer answered one minute later off an assist from Mary Clare Bowes, who had just entered the game on the previous draw.

    Reininger found Jamie Smock with 3:38 left in the half to put the Eagles up 4-1.

    R-H’s Liz Perkins cut the lead to 4-2 on an unassisted goal with 0:55 left in the half, but Irondequoit responded 14 seconds later when Reininger leaped to snag Meghan O’Brien’s pass away from an R-H defender and scored to give the Eagles a 5-2 halftime edge.

    The Comets struck first in the second half with an unassisted goal by Samantha Brill, but Reininger responded again with an unassisted goal four minutes later to make the score 6-3. R-H continued trying to claw back, with MacMillan finding Emily Connell for a goal with 8:41 remaining to cut Irondequoit’s lead to 6-4.

    Reininger responded again off an assist from O’Brien to put the Eagles back up three on her fourth goal of the night.

    Amanda Flotteron hit Tessa Mitchell for a goal with 4:52 remaining to once again bring the Comets within two, but Reininger found Smock a minute-and-a-half later to seal the victory for Irondequoit.

    Reininger finished with six points (two assists) for Irondequoit (4-1). Goalie Lauren Ochs made three saves. The Eagles hit the road to play Penfield Friday and Waterloo Saturday.
    MacMillan led R-H (2-1) with a goal and an assist. Goalie Brittney Hegarty made six saves. The Comets play at Mercy Friday.
    Butler was glad his team rebounded from Monday’s 6-5 loss to Brighton by holding off R-H in a game that featured four yellow cards and several stoppages for injuries.
    Page 2 of 2 - “They’ve got a lot of resiliency,” Butler said of his players. “They work hard and they really like playing together, and I think they played for each other. If somebody’s not having a good game, or somebody has a tough play, they pick each other up and make plays when they need to.”
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