The Blind Brook Trojans girls lacrosse team outpaced Our Lady of Victory's Jaguars 12-6 Wednesday for their first win of the season.
Head Coach Steve Forzaglia said he enjoyed seeing his players win after a bumpy start to the season in which Blind Brook dropped its first five games.
"It makes them happy," he said.
The Trojans overcame a 1-1 tie early on to take a commanding 9-2 lead heading into intermission.
Jenna Paterno led the Trojans with four goals, including three in the first half alone. Casey Linder scored two for Blind Brook.
A four-goal spurt in the second half from the Jaguars did not distract the Trojans as they held on for the 12-6 victory.
Forzaglia credits the Trojans' aggressiveness for the wide margin of victory.
"We were more aggressive than we have been in a while," Forzaglia said. "We are usually very timid."
One key was successfully gaining posession of ground balls. Forzaglia emphasized that during his halftime pep talk to the Trojans.
"We have to get the ball off the turf," he told them.
Carson Jardine had 17 saves on goal for the Trojans, who improved to 1-6 on the season.
The Trojans, in their second year at the varsity level, now face more experienced teams that create some difficult games considering Blind Brook's program is fairly new and not as big as most of its competitors.
Blind Brook plays at Harrison on Friday before another game against a smaller Keio Academy team on Tuesday. Keio handed the Trojans a 8-6 defeat when they met earlier in the season.