POTSDAM - The Potsdam Central girls and Colton-Pierrepont boys opened their 2013 lacrosse seasons by dropping non-league decisions to their Indian River counterparts in a mix twinbill staged at the PCS turf field.
Indian River 13, Potsdam 7: The Lady Warriors worked their way to a 5-1 lead by halftime then outscored the Lady Sandstoners 3-1 over the final seven minutes to break open a close game.
In Tuesdays season-opener for both squads, Indian River was led by the senior duo of Katie Brierton, who tallied five goals and two assists, and Paige Fayette, who generated six goals while junior netminder Payge Heingarten turned aside five shots backstopping the win.
Michaela Cole, who joins Kady Hart as the lone other senior on this years Potsdam roster, anchored the Lady Sandstoner scoring with two goals and an assist. Junior Annette Rishe also struck for a pair of goals .
Indian River 7, C-P 3: In the nightcap, the teams played through a scoreless first quarter before the Warriors built a 3-2 halftime lead then outscored the Colts 4-1 in the second half to come away with the win.
Connor Brown sparked the Indian River attack with four goals. Kaleb Loar turned aside seven of the shots he faced in the winning effort.
For the Colts, the senior trio of Gyle Dominy, Jake Angleberger and Andrew Holden broke through for goals while classmate Cody Green produced the lone assist. Senior Craig Miller recorded 14 saves.