BRUNSWICK – Senior attacker Leila Mills had seven goals and three assists to lead top-seeded Brunswick High past Messalonskee 16-1 Saturday in an Eastern Class A girls’ lacrosse semifinal.

“We knew they’d be a tough team,” said Messalonskee junior attacker Abby Stacey, whose goal 3 minutes, 22 seconds into the game gave her team a short-lived 1-0 lead. “They were fast and had a height advantage. It was tough.”

Messalonskee, which was out-shot 33-15, finished 7-7.

The Dragons (11-2) will host Mt. Ararat (9-4) in the regional final Wednesday.

Mills scored three goals in a 10-minute span of the first half. the time the Eagles called their first timeout — with 10:54 left in the half — the Dragons were up 4-1 and in cruise control.

Senior Anna Holmblad had three goals and two assists while Eliza Halmo had a pair of goals and as many assists for the Dragons.

Mills also chipped in with three assists as she had a hand in 10 of her team’s 16 goals.

“We put a lot of pressure on them,” Mills said. “Our defense really pulled through, too. We passed through the middle well and our transition game played great.”

Added Halmo: “We had a lot of fast-break goals. We were really clicking on both sides of the ball.”

The Dragons are trying to reach their fifth consecutive Class A state championship game. They’re 2-2 in the last four state final games, but victories in the last two capped 16-0 seasons.

Brunswick stretched its winning streak to 32 games this season before it lost two of its final six regular season games.

“We got bumped around a little bit,” Brunswick Coach Beth Caputi said. “But we’re getting to a good spot. We re-grouped.”

Leading 10-1 at the half, Brunswick scored four goals in the opening seven minutes of the second to turn the game into a rout.

“We needed to score first to keep the intensity up, but we struggled after that,” Stacey said.