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WILMINGTON – Tower Hill, the fourth-ranked team in girls lacrosse in Delaware, used a strong second half to defeat Archmere, 15-9, on April 26. The Hillers were paced by Abby Manning, who had five goals, and Kiva Walsh, who had four.
Tower Hill scored early and often, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first 10 minutes. Manning got the first one man-up, and Sophie Peipher and Walsh scored in that run.
The Auks responded, tallying six of the next seven to tie the game at six with 4:42 remaining in the half. They had five different goal scorers, and Sydney Yanick had two, including the tying goal.
The Hillers scored twice more before the half, with Kiera Wendel giving the hosts the lead for good with 4:02 to go and Manning adding another for the 8-6 halftime advantage.
The run continued into the second half, as Tower scored the first six to put the game away. Walsh had the first two, and Manning gave the Hillers a 13-6 lead.
Archmere’s offensive chances were often met with a nice save by Hillers goalie Ellie Wakefield. Presley Conaty got on the board for the Auks with 10:35 to go in the contest, but Walsh would answer 25 seconds later.
Tower Hill (7-2), winners of seven straight, hosts St. Andrews on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Archmere is home for a game against Newark Charter on Thursday at 5 p.m.