The West Islip Girls lacrosse team finished their week of games on a good note.
After having a decisive game against North Babylon (19-14), Thursday's game against William Floyd was expected to be more difficult. However, the girls were up to the task. Going into halftime with a one goal lead, the girls knew they could preform better. Scoring eight goals in the first eight minutes of the second half gave the girls a comfortable lead. Working on taking the draw at practices really paid off for the Lady Lions. They ended up winning 23 out of 28 draws.
"Bottom line, if you win the draw you have a great chance at winning," said Coach Joe Nicolosi. "The girls shot well and got to the ground balls. West Islip had possession for at least 80 percent of today's game."
The final score of the game was 19-10. Lorraine Hodgson finished the game with five goals, Erin Byrnes had four goals, Lindsey Darrell and Kate Beier each had three goals, Kelsey Allen had two goals and Kylie Nowicki and Riley Hill each had one.
This article and photo was submitted by West Islip Patch reader D. Jensen. Readers wishing to submit stories and photographs may do so by contacting local editor Kaitlyn Piccoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.