Last time Albemarle and Western Albemarle girls lacrosse locked up a few weeks ago, the Patriots were scrambling a bit, with a newly-installed head coach in Brittany McElheny in her first game at the helm.
Albemarle managed to squeak out a one-goal win. Twenty days later, Albemarle found sledding a lot easier against the Warriors, rolling 14-6 Tuesday night.
“Our girls came out tonight and played a full game as a team,” McElheny said. “Every was hustling and it was a fun win to earn.”
The Patriots’ seasoned roster wasted little time in getting started too, taking an 8-3 lead by halftime.
Jenn Wendelken and Anna Murray each poured in four goals to lead the attack while Morgan Rose notched a hat trick. Wendelken, Rose and Murray also dished out two assists as part of an offensive assault. Kelsey Myers scored twice and Savannah Grierson notched another goal for Albemarle.
With keeper Caroline Sheppard making nine saves, that was more than enough offense for the Patriots to come away with a critical road win and a season sweep of the Warriors.
Western got six goals from six different players, with Reid Ferguson, Maddie Shearer, Anna Kreienbaum, Marlenna Flynn, Audrey Russell and Kira Repich scoring.
Albemarle will try and keep things going next week against Monticello at home while the Warriors travel to Powhatan Friday night.