Boro lacrosse alums head to summer league final

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WALL — Gym Tan Lacrosse [GTL] remain undefeated after winning their last regular season game last week and defeating Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison [FDU] on Tuesday night in the Open Women’s Lacrosse League semifinals. GTL took the game in a big way defeating FDU, 17-4 to remain undefeated. “I think our team played really well last night [Tuesday]. It was a tough fight but the second half we really picked up the pace and started shooting, passing and reading one another better,” said Point Boro girls head lacrosse coach Lauren Greenwood. Greenwood, who had five goals in Tuesday’s game, heads GTL, bringing together her former collegiate teammates and Point Boro lacrosse alumni. With the game tied at one early, Greenwood hit former player and recent Boro lacrosse standout Haley Hanrahan to give GTL the lead, 2-1. Another opportunity for Biel opened up as she finessed a tough shot into the net, 10-4. Greenwood was then placed on the outside hash after being fouled, converting the penalty into a goal, 11-4. GTL would put away another four before the final whistle was blown, putting GTL into the final game, 17-4. “Being undefeated just puts a bigger target on your back in my eyes, so I think that if we just play simple and make strong passes and possess the ball, we will be successful,” she said. Biel, who had four semifinal goals, is excited to make the final game in her first season with GTL. “I’m definitely a little nervous, yet excited, going into the finals but I’m confident our team will pull through,” explained Biel. “After having a great high school season a great summer season was the icing on the cake!” GTL will be facing the NARP’s in the final matchup of the Open Women’s Lacrosse League at 6:35 p.m. at the Wall High School Sports Complex [18th Avenue Fields] on Tuesday night.

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  Haley Hanrahan, seen here earlier in the season, broke the early tie on Tuesday allowing her team to break away for the 17-4 semifinal win. STEVE WEXLER / THE OCEAN STAR