Kelly’s 10 goals help Tigers blow out Melbourne 18-7


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Holy Trinity's Anne Kelly scores one of her 10 goals during Friday's girls lacrosse game between the Tigers and Melbourne. Holy Trinity won 18-7.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

The Holy Trinity girls lacrosse team was on its game Friday night.

And there wasn’t anything the Melbourne Bulldogs could do about it.

Senior Anne Kelly scored 10 goals and teammate Ramsey Barrows had six assists as the Tigers easily took care of visiting Melbourne 18-7 in a Class 1A, District 21 game at Catherine A. Ford Field.

“I think we played really well,” Kelly said. “We had some tension from last year and we wanted to come back and make this a standout game, and I think we did. In the beginning of the game, we were all playing really smoothly and we kind of got into our groove for the season.

“We’re all working really well as a team. We still have some kinks to work out. It’s only our third game of the season. But I think we did really well coming together as a team.”

Hannah Gunderson had four goals for the Tigers (3-0). Kyla Cavin had three goals and an assist. Olivia McHenry had a goal and an assist. Miranda McCarthy had two assists. Kelly also had an assist.

Goalie Bella Muniz had four assists in the first half while Jordan Blair – who just started playing lacrosse a few weeks ago – had three in the second.

The Holy Trinity-Melbourne matchup has become a bit of a rivalry after the Tigers beat the Bulldogs last season.

But this game belonged to the Tigers from the start as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead at the first half water break and were up 10-2 at halftime on their way to their third straight district win of the season.

Holy Trinity coach Bret Barringer said he was surprised at how well his team was able to play early on

“I’m very fortunate to have a lot of really great players at this school,” he said. “They surprised me tonight. This was our first big test.

“The first half was a lot less sloppy and whole lot more impressive because of the way they were moving the ball. For me, moving the ball is important. The girls in the first half played outstanding.”