The Mepahm Girls Varsity Lacrosse team beat previously undefeated Valley Stream Central 14-13 yesterday to improve to 9-0 in the conference and take sole control of first place in the conference.
In a close game, Jess Gelbwaks scored a go-ahead goal on her birthday to take the lead for the first time with 9:33 remaining. That lead would be taken over by Valley Stream until Cristina Olson scored her fifth goal with 1:34 remaining on the clock. which made the score 14-13.
Lauren Johnson had an amazing game with seven goals and two assists. Lauren is ranked second and Cristina is ranked third in Nassau County for points.
Kathryn DeLauter had an amazing day with 18 saves and had great support all round from defender Kaitlyn Paolillo. Nicole Stackpole also scored a goal and gave an assist.
The squad travels to Hempstead tomorrow for a 4:30 p.m. game and then back home next Monday to take on Sewankaka at 4:30 p.m.
(Coach Geraldine O'Brien provided information for this article.)