Whether the measurement is volume or timing, sophomore attacker Alyssa Adams has shown the ability to be a big-time goal producer for the Lake-Lehman girls’ lacrosse team.
Adams scored a season-high eight goals Tuesday to lead a 16-4 romp over rival Dallas.
She came back the next night to score the game-winning goal with 48 seconds left for an 8-7 victory over second-place Delaware Valley, which entered the game with an 8-2 record and losses only against Wyoming Valley Conference champion Wyoming Seminary.
“Three girls crashed on me and I just took a shot,” Adams said of the game-winner.
Adams has taken many shots for the Lady Knights, while forming a 1-2 scoring punch with Mallory Wilson.
The two sophomores made a connection from the time they started playing together with the Back Mountain Bandits in seventh grade.
Wilson, the daughter of Lake-Lehman coach Alex Wilson, had been the youngest player in the program when she joined in fourth grade and played with girls as many as seven years older. Adams joined in three years later and, according to her current coach, immediately showed the dedication to learning the sport’s stick work and combining it with the speed that also helps make her a starter in field hockey season.
“We’ve been playing together since I started,” Adams said. “She’s been playing longer than me, but we instantly clicked on the field. From that, we were able to pass more and help each other out.”
Both have racked up impressive scoring totals with Adams providing more of the goals and Wilson more of the assists. They are 1-2 on the team in scoring for the second straight season, helping Lake-Lehman to a 6-5 record in the first season of WVC play.
After each provided three goals and an assist to the win over Delaware Valley, Adams has 76 goals and seven assists. Wilson has 40 goals and 29 assists. They are both over 100 goals for their career with two-plus years to add to those totals.
“Mallory is more the quarterback,” coach Wilson said. “She scores a lot, but it is also her job to distribute.”
When Adams went out with a kneecap injury last season, Wilson proved she could score more goals as well.
The two Lake-Lehman teammates finished first and second in the state in scoring by freshmen among teams that reported their statistics to maxpreps.com.
Wilson had 81 goals and 24 assists. Adams, who had a pair of nine-goal efforts, had 61 goals and three assists in just 11 games.
The two high-scoring sophomores had help in the win over Dallas. Aleah Blazick matched Wilson in providing three goals and two assists.
Cara Pritcher and Katie Snedeker had two goals each for Dallas.
Amelia Jenkins added the other two Lake-Lehman goals against Delaware Valley.