Annie White picked the perfect time to score a hat trick Tuesday as she led the Lady Knight lacrosse team to an 11-9 victory over Marshfield.
Sandwich (2-1) trailed 6-4 at the half, but White tied the score at 9-9 late in the second half. Claire Gauthier then put the Knights ahead and White gave them some breathing room with her third of the game. Anna Hurley came up big in goal for SHS, holding the lead late in the game against a determined Ram offense.
Caroline McKenna and Maggie Layo each had two goals for the Lady Knights, with Nicole Martin, Carly Whittle and Bella Collentro adding to the scoring.
The Lady Knights found themselves playing catch-up from the start Monday in a 17-12 non-league loss to Hingham. White scored in the opening minute off an assist from McKenna, But Hingham matched it a minute later. Four minutes into the game the Lady Harbormen pulled ahead. They went up 3-1, but McKenna hit from out front for the Knights to cut the lead to one.
Hingham then tallied six unanswered goals to take a 9-2 lead with 6:32 left in the first half. Layo got one back for the Knights, after McKenna won the draw and charged into the offensive zone dishing the ball off to Layo for the shot. Collentro made it 9-4 at the half when she scored for the Knights on a restart with 2:06 to play.
Hingham went up 10-4 just over two minutes into the second half. Martin scooped a ground ball in the Sandwich defensive end and raced up the field 5:11 into the second, dodging defenders until she was able to close in on the Hingham net, scoring on a hard overhand shot from the right side. Hingham answered, but McKenna drilled the net off a pass from White to make the score 11-6.
McKenna then fired a bullet into the Hingham net from point blank range, followed by another up close shot a minute later off a pass from Beth McEntee to cut the Hingham lead to three goals.
The Lady Harbormen added another midway through the second half, but back-to-back goals by Layo, with McEntee assisting on the second, pulled Sandwich to within two at 12-10.
The firepower for Hingham came mostly from sisters Katie and Abby Landry, who combined for 14 goals. Katie, a senior, scored three times over the next three and a half minutes to put Hingham up 15-10. Katie Landry led all scorers with 10 goals.
McKenna golfed an underhand shot into the Hingham net, but Katie Landry answered. With 1:05 left in the game McEntee slammed a pass from behind the net by Layo past the Hingham goalie. Hingham topped off the scoring with their final tally with 18 seconds left.