Gateau gives Dulaney her best shots

Her two late scores lift St. Mary's past Lions, 9-7

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 22, 2004|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

As Dulaney's Kristen Gilwee and St. Mary's Allie Buote staged a goaltending duel yesterday, St. Mary's attacker Jackie Gateau turned to her creative side.

Twice within 43 seconds late in the game, Gateau caught Gilwee off guard and backhanded a low shot inside the near post to give the No. 8 Saints a 9-7 victory in nonleague girls lacrosse action at No. 13 Dulaney.

Gilwee hadn't seen that kind of shot all game.

"She like flipped her stick and then shot it backward," Gilwee said. "One time it hit off my hip and went in. I felt I was out of position. If I had been closer to the post, I could have had a better chance of getting it, but that was a really nice shot."

Gilwee's 10-save performance included a couple of saves early against conventional Gateau shots, so Gateau said she knew she had to try something different to get the ball past the Lions' junior. When Bridget Noon and Melinda Jones passed her the ball in good position, Gateau did the rest.

"She was a very good goalie, and it takes a lot to get around a good goalie," Gateau said. "A couple fakes and a little flip shot I notice works for myself. That's probably one of my favorite shots, because the goalie thinks I'm going high, but I pull it and shoot quick. I have her totally faked out to one side and then I go low."

Gateau's goals gave the Saints a 9-5 lead with 3:15 left in the game. The Saints (6-4) would need those goals, because the Lions (6-2) rallied for two in the final 2:02.

The Lions, who tied the score at 5-5 before two Kimi Pastrana goals made it 7-5 with 7:39 to go, might have gotten closer but for a big stand by Buote. She made nine of her 11 saves in the second half - four in the last three minutes.

Alice Hughey fed Catie Mangels to pull within 9-6 with 2:02 left and the Lions were in good shape after winning the next draw. But Buote snuffed back-to-back shots from Lauren McLewee and Anna Borowiecki, holding off the Lions until Hughey pulled them within 9-7 with 24 seconds left. Buote made one final stop against Paige Creighton just before time expired.

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