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Archmere’s offensive power overwhelms young Wilmington Friends girls lacrosse squad

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ALAPOCAS – Fourth-ranked Archmere scored early and often in a 17-2 win over No. 9 Wilmington Friends on April 6. The Auks didn’t waste any time, scoring just eight seconds into the contest when Caroline Donovan won the opening faceoff and found Anna Roszkowski with a nice feed.

Lauren Ross of Archmere lets a shot go against Friends on Friday. She scored twice. (The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

Donovan went to work on the next faceoff as well. This time, Kate Olsen was the beneficiary, doubling the lead to 2-0 just 30 seconds after the first goal. Olsen was just getting started as she scored the next two goals for a natural hat trick and a 5-0 lead.

Then Donovan took over, scoring the next two as the Auks kept the offense rolling. Archmere would score 13 unanswered first-half goals. Maura Smeader made three saves in goal for the Auks in the first half. The Quakers broke the shutout right after intermission, but the Auks answered with three straight.

The Auks (2-1) got four goals and three assists from Donovan, while Olsen added three goals and two assists. They travel to Conrad on Tuesday for a 3:45 faceoff before their showdown next Saturday at top-ranked Cape Henlopen in Lewes. That game begins at 1:30 p.m. The Quakers (1-2) host sixth-ranked Padua on Tuesday at 5 p.m.