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Ursuline Academy’s second-quarter surge helps Raiders to girls lacrosse win: Photo gallery

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Claire Fowler of Ursuline grabs a ground ball. Fowler scored six goals and was very successful on draw controls. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

MILLTOWN — Two words made the difference for Ursuline in their girls lacrosse matchup with Saint Mark’s on April 29: draw control. Raiders senior Claire Fowler was nearly unbeatable on the draw, allowing Ursuline to pull away for a 19-9 victory.

Cat Kaminski took a pass from behind the net and scored with 5:38 left in the first half, and Marcelle Kappes finished a lengthy possession with a goal as the Spartans got to within a pair at 7-5. The Raiders responded, however, with a flurry of goals in the closing minutes of the half.

Emma Anthony got the ball on the draw after Kappes scored, and Anthony fired a shot in quickly. Fowler controlled the next one, carrying the ball down the field before finding Olivia O’Hara, who made it 9-5. Fowler then did the scoring herself, and Anthony assisted O’Hara as the Raiders’ scoring streak reached four goals.

Ursuline continued with its offensive burst through the third quarter. Fowler had the first three, sandwiched around a few saves for Spartans goalie Mackenzie Fanning. O’Hara and Anthony chipped in with one more apiece before the quarter ended.

Fowler, O’Hara and Anthony each scored six times for Ursuline, with Kira Kirsch getting credit for the other goal. Lucy Copeland had three saves. The Raiders (6-5) are home for their next three, starting on Wednesday against Padua at 3:45 p.m.

Final statistics were not available for Saint Mark’s. The Spartans (6-5) travel to Easton, Md., on Wednesday to meet Ss. Peter and Paul at 4 p.m.

Photos by Mike Lang.