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High School Lacrosse:
Bain Reaches Milestone, Eastern Falls to Shawnee

Thursday, May 11, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

The girls' lacrosse game between the Lady Renegades from Shawnee traveling to Eastern had several highlights to it even before the game started. One important factor for the Vikings was that they had to win this game against one of the top team in New Jersey in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Eastern would pull within a single goal early in this game when Meghan Bain scored her 100th goal of her career at Eastern. But after that milestone goal, it would be all Shawnee for the remainder of this Olympic Conference game. Becca Perkins scored six times helping the Renegades post an 18-4 victory over the Lady Vikings.

Gaining possession and keeping it was the name of this game as Shawnee seem to be winning every battle for the ball. Eastern would score the first goal of the game but Allie Monticollo would score her first of three first half goals to tie the game. Perkins' first goal gave Eastern a 3-1 lead with 17:46 remaining in the half. Just under three minutes later, Bain recorded her celebrated achieve with her teammates holding up signs that had "100" on them. Back to the game the game went with Shawnee scoring the next six goals by six different players to push the score to 9-2. Jess Allen would score the last two goals for Eastern before the half, but Shawnee would hold a seven goal advantage to the break. The Renegades would be the only team adding to their total during the second half showing how important it is to win and maintain possession in the game of lacrosse.

Photos by Art Redd

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