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Girls Lacrosse: South Oldham downs Oldham County

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By Sam Draut

South Oldham girls lacrosse earned its second win of the season in a tightly contest game against host Oldham County on Thursday night. Five different Lady Dragons scored goals in the 14-10 victory.

After a difficult month facing several of the state’s top ranked teams, South Oldham coach Bob Newton said the win over Oldham County showed the team what they can accomplish when they play focused.

“It is good to see all of their hard work begin to pay off,” Newton said. “We came out pretty loose, but we were focused on what we needed to do.”

Caleigh Spoon led South Oldham with four goals, while Bz Janes and Trinity Danielson each scored three times. Sierra Lemos and Hailey Crittenden added two goals apiece for South Oldham.

Kaylin Szczublewski had a team-high four goals for the Lady Colonels while Aubrey Curell scored two goals. Aly Case, Amber Farmer, Hannah Rodell and Abi Kainer each score a goal for Oldham County.

The Lady Colonels were without prominent scorer Annamarie Meredith, who was recovering from illness. Oldham County coach Jimmy Conklin thought his team would be "rusty" because it was their first game back after spring break. 

The Lady Colonels tied the score at 8 with 20 minutes left in the second half, but South Oldham was able to slow Oldham County’s momentum and retake the lead.  

"We've had slow starts to second halves and I was really impressed wih how we came out and scored three quick goals to tie the game," Conklin said. "Thoe are qualities tha can make us the dangerous team we want to be."

After an 18-5 loss to Sacred Heart earlier in the week, Newton put an emphasis on being patient offensively. He said the Lady Dragons can get out of control at times, but played smarter against Oldham County.

Danielson, who missed several games earlier in the season with an injury, is a potent scoring threat, but benefits the offense in a multitude of ways.

“Her athleticism and skill will improve our draw control, defense and assist ratio,” Newton said.

Defensively for South Oldham, sophomore Avery Dayoc was inserted in the starting lineup, while Julia Age and Neha Konduru did a fantastic job, Newton said.

In goal, Newton said “Jordyn Golde was solid as usual.”

South Oldham will play Presentation and Assumption before hosting North Oldham on April 21. Oldham County will play Presentation next week. Conklin was proud of the way the Lady Colonels competed on Thursday night. 

"The girls and I agreed that we are always looking to improve and know that we want to hit our stride and be playing our best lacrosse when the regional playoffs start," Conklin said. "We will make adjustments, continue to improve, get healthy ad be ready for when the playoffs start."