Wood and Agro power Pontiac Notre Dame Prep girls lacrosse team to Division 2 first round win

Wood and Agro power Pontiac Notre Dame Prep girls lacrosse team to Division 2 first round win

The Pontiac Notre Dame Prep girls lacrosse team scored 10 goals in the second half, after holding a four-goal lead at half, to record the 17-7 win over Warren Regina in the Division 2 state tournament opener on Friday.

Senior Caroline Wood and freshman Anna Grace Agro each scored four goals to lead the Irish (7-8), while Izzy Case and Allie Isabell each added three goals.

Goalkeeper Katie Christ made 17 saves to record the win.

"I thought the girls played with poise and patient today," coach Aurora Zinck said. "They took what the defense gave them, communicated well, and stayed aggressive on defense. We took advantage of our scoring chances in the second half and that helped us put the game away."

Zinck was happy to see her team respond so strongly after installing a new defense.

"We were trying out a new defensive scheme today and I though it worked well," Zinck said. "It's not easy to bring in something new like that at this point in the season, but the girls were on top of it and really thrived."

Notre Dame Prep advances to play Detroit Country Day in the Division 2 regional semifinals on May 26.

"We just need to stay mentally sharp and not let the fact that we are going up against Country Day take us out of our game," Zinck said. "The girls are talented enough to win, but they have to stay focused and not worry about who they are playing.

"If we can do that, we'll have a great chance of advancing and keeping our season alive." (MLive.com, May 22, 2015)

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