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Shaughnessy Nets Four Goals in North Salem Loss

OSSINING, N.Y. — Ossining High revved up the fast break for the second consecutive game and went on to a 21-8 win over visiting North Salem in a Section 1 girl's lacrosse game Wednesday.

Molly Malone led the way with eight goals, Danielle Gervacio netted four and an assist and Alex Cristello registered four goals and collected two assists for the victors.

Ryan Shaughnessy paced North Salem (0-3) with four goals, and Kaitlyn Murphy and Brittany Smith scored two each.

Through two games, Ossining has outscored its opposition, 40-15.

"Basketball and lacrosse are similar games in the way you play defense and the way you push the ball on offense," said Cristello, who had six goals in the season-opening win over Harrison and who also plays basketball. "It's all about making it fast paced. When you have the ball, you look up right away."

Cristello opened the scoring 64 seconds into the game. She and Malone alternated scoring Ossining's first four goals. Cristello ran the fast break to perfection, assisting on Gervacio's second goal of the opening half. Cristello picked up the ball off the face-off and charged down the field, dodging North Salem defenders and feeding Gervacio on the left post. She grabbed the pass and scored in one quick motion.

Ashley Squirrell had a hat trick, Alyson Winter scored her first goal of the season, and Grace Lombardi made 18 saves for Ossining.

North Salem 6 2 — 8Ossining 15 6 — 21

Goals — NS: Ryan Shaughnessy 4, Kaitlyn Murphy 2, Brittany Smith 2; O: Molly Malone 8, Danielle Gervacio 4, Alex Cristello 4, Ashley Squirrell 3, Gabby Hagerman, Alyson Winter. Assists — O: Alex Cristello 2, Danielle Gervacio, Gabby Hagerman. Saves — NS: Meg Hendrie 18; O: Grace Lombardi 18.

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