HARRISON, N.Y. The Ossining High girls varsity lacrosse team was anxious to finally start its season Monday. However, the Pride would have to wait a bit longer than expected.
The Ossining-Harrison game, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m., was delayed 40 minutes while the teams waited for a second official to arrive. Once the second official arrived, Ossining opened with a run and gained momentum with each goal.
Alex Cristello scored a game-high six goals, and Danielle Gervacio and added five as Ossining defeated host Harrison, 19-7, in a Section 1 girl's lacrosse game. Ossining continues its busy week by playing North Salem next.
"We were really excited to play because we scrimmaged Croton and played pretty well against them," said Gervacio, a starter on Ossining's Section 1 Class AA-winning girl's basketball team. "It was frustrating because we weren't expecting that long of a wait. We were able to get a little more of a warm-up, and we became a lot more comfortable with the field so that worked out."
Alex Misisco led Harrison (1-2) with four goals, Courtney Cohen scored twice. Christie Nannariello also had a goal.
Gervacio opened the scoring 15 seconds into the game. Ossining won the opening faceoff with Cristello gaining control and leading a fast break. Cristello bore down on Harrison goalie Taylor Wolf, then fed Gervacio on the left post.
Ossining increased its lead to 3-0 on goals by Malone and Gervacio, during a man-up situation.
"We wanted to get off to a good start," Gervacio said. "Coach (Ricci) told us he wanted us to get out fast and push the ball. That's what we did, and we did a pretty good job."
Molly Malone scored four goals, and freshman Gabby Hagerman netted her first two varsity goals. Classmate Abby Squirrell also had her first varsity goal.
Ossining 15 4 19Harrison 3 4 7
Goals O: Alex Cristello 6, Danielle Gervacio 5, Molly Malone 4, Gabby Hagerman 2, Abby Kamen, Abby Squirrell; H: Alex Misisco 4, Courtney Cohen 2, Christie Nannariello. Assists O: Cristello 2, Melanie Silverstein, Malone, G. Hagerman; H: Cohen. Saves O: Grace Lombardi 8; H: Taylor Wolf 11.
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