Girls lacrosse: Garden City too much for Warriors

Perennial national power Garden City, N.Y., jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back, handing the Wilton High girls lacrosse team its first loss of the season on Monday afternoon at Lilly Field, 16-5.

The Warriors dropped to 2-1 with the loss. Garden City, winners of 13 of the last 19 New York Class B state titles, improved to 7-0.

The Trojans held the Warriors scoreless for the first 12 minutes of play, before Annie Cornbrooks scored with 12:42 left in the first half, off a Laura Knapp assist.

But Garden City answered with three more goals to take an 8-1 lead, and were up 10-2 at halftime, with Makenna Pearsall scoring Wilton’s second goal.

It could have been worse for Wilton, as Hannah Wiltshire made seven saves in goal in the half. Garden City goalie Taylor Carpenter was also outstanding, with six first-half saves, and eight for the game.

Pearsall scored two more goals in the second half, with Wilton’s other goal scored by Char Noels.

Garden City got goals from eight different players, led by Katie Muldoon with five goals and Tara DeAngelo with four goals.

Pearsall led Wilton with three goals, and was outstanding on draw controls, as Wilton won 18 of 23 draws. Pearsall won 12 draw control balls, with two each by Knapp and Laine Parsons.

Garden City finished with a 33-21 edge in total shots. Wiltshire finished the game with 13 saves. Sabrina Milone had one save in goal for Garden City over the final 12 minutes.