HARVARD — Too explosive, too talented, too deep.
The Bromfield girls lacrosse team continued its strong season by rolling past St. Peter-Marian 16-6, keyed by balance and a quick-striking offense. Eight different Bromfield players scored at least one goal in the contest, led by Sophie Turcotte with five goals, Kiley Nygren with three goals and two assists, and Lily Alfano with three goals and one assist. Goaltender Hannah Basnett backboned the victory, making eight saves.
The Lady Trojans wasted little time in establishing dominance, controlling the action from the opening draw. After St. Peter-Marian goaltender Amersuline Dermatis stopped the first shot she faced, the Lady Trojans netted their next four shots to gain control.
Lexi Dutkewych broke the ice when she circled the net and scored from in close.
Lily Alfano doubled the lead, taking a pass on the fast break from Nygren and bouncing a shot into the net.
Turchetta got her productive day started when her hard shot from outside the left post made it 3-0.
Nygren boosted the advantage to 4-0, finishing a strong run down the slot with a low shot into the net.
The Lady Trojans kept the pedal to the metal and scored two more goals to boost the lead to 6-0 by the 11-minute mark.
The fast break again paid dividends as Alfano took a pass from Dutkewych and ripped a low shot into the net. Less than a minute later, Turchetta made a strong move from behind the net and bounced a shot past Dermatis for the six goal advantage.
The Guardians were able to get on the board at the 14 minute mark when Molly O’Neil scored from close range after coming from behind the net, but the Lady Trojans did a solid job of maintaining control of the ball and kept the offensive pressure on, scoring seven of the final eight goals in the half to build a 13-2 halftime advantage.
Turchetta had three of the tallies, using her combination of size and skills to advantage. Nygren played well both offensively and defensively and was vital in the Lady Trojans’ transition game. When Meaghan Parlee capped the first-half scoring after taking a pass from Nygren, the Lady Trojans had put the game on ice with their 11-goal lead.
St. Peter-Marian didn’t quit and turned in a much better effort in the second half. They came out strongly, getting goals from Brittany Goals and O’Neil to draw to within 13-4.
Any thoughts of a comeback were dashed as Bromfield quickly regained control of the momentum and built a 12-goal lead with three unanswered tallies.
Nygren scored a pretty goal, firing a low shot inside the left post after making a spin move, before Olivia Alfano and Meghanne Fitzsimmons scored to cap the scoring for the Lady Trojans.
Allison Dame and Golas scored the final two goals for St. Peter-Marian.