WOODSTOCK -- Woodstock's girls lacrosse team rolled to its third straight win Wednesday with a 16-6 win over North Cobb.
The Lady Wolverines (6-4, 3-0 Area 5-6A/7A) took control early with the game’s first five goals and never looked back, forcing a running clock with 17:18 to play.
“We shared the ball well,” Woodstock coach Casey Clouse said. “We passed it around and got into our offense really well.”
Not only did Woodstock find plenty of early offense, but it had plenty of options to turn to on the attack, as eight different players scored. Reece Morrish led the way with four goals and an assist, while Caroline Hayes and Devon Gamble each added a pair of goals.
“We have a lot of players who can score,” Clouse said. “We talked before the game about wanting to move the ball around. I think we did it pretty well and got some good shots.”
North Cobb (2-4, 0-2) finally broke through with a goal from Mahogani West with 5:10 to play in the first half, but Woodstock goalkeeper Mia Bosah kept the game from getting too close with six saves on 12 shots against her.
After North Cobb’s first goal, Woodstock recaptured momentum with the final four goals of the first half and one 15 seconds into the second half to take a 10-1 lead.
“We changed some things around,” Clouse said. “We were getting chances, but we needed to find ways to score more.”
West scored the next two goals to get North Cobb back into the game at 10-3, but the Lady Warriors could not sustain that pace and surrendered six of the game’s final nine goals.
“I think we were just mad,” North Cobb coach Kathy Ezzell said. “We know we didn’t play our best in the first half, and the girls wanted to change that. We were able to keep possession a little bit more, and it helped.”
West finished with three goals to lead North Cobb, while Catherine Mockalis, Paris Jones and Addison Holmes each added one.
Jones also led the Lady Warriors with five ground balls, while Hayes and Mackenzie Rich led the Lady Wolverines with three apiece.
Both teams will move out of area play for their next games, with North Cobb hosting Marietta on Thursday and Woodstock traveling to McEachern on Friday.