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Bainbridge stuns Kennedy 19-3 in girls LAX opener

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The Bainbridge Spartans delivered a convincing and serious season-opening statement Wednesday against Kennedy Catholic in girls lacrosse.

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Bainbridge lambasted the Lancers 19-3 at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium as junior attacker Paige Brigham led the way with five goals and two assists for BHS.

The game was the second-consecutive season-opener where Brigham scored five or more goals. In 2013, the then-sophomore scored six goals and two assists in the Spartans’ campaign-opening defeat of Overlake.

This week's contest was never in much doubt.

Bainbridge rocketed to a 10-2 advantage by the intermission and then tacked on nine more in the second to put the kibosh on Kennedy.

Sallie Marx and Sonia Olson had three goals and an assist each for the Spartans, while Kennedy’s Ashley Cusack led all Lancers in scoring with two goals.

Bainbridge goaltender Kelly Coffyn had four saves, and Kennedy keeper Brita Whisler recorded eight.

Marx also posted three ground balls and eight draw controls.

Fellow Spartans Riley McCormick-Dekker and Amy Willerford added two goals each for Bainbridge.

BHS's Robin Hilderman nailed the net with two goals, and also had three ground balls, five draw controls and one caused turnover. Ellen Carpenter had two goals, one assist and one draw control for Bainbridge, while Kyra Wortley added an assist and four draw controls.

Bainbridge (1-0-0) next faces Seattle Prep in a much-anticipated matchup on Wednesday, March 19 at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium. The game has a 6 p.m. start.

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