BRUNSWICK – Top-seeded Brunswick scored the first four goals of the second half, two by Dakota Foster, including the go-ahead and eventual winning goals, to rally past fifth-seeded Mt. Ararat 9-5 in an Eastern Class A girls’ lacrosse semifinal Saturday.

The Dragons (13-1) held first-half leads of 2-0 and 3-2, but Carly Raymond worked through the defense and scored with 22 seconds remaining to put the Eagles (9-5) on top 4-3 at halftime.

But on a free possession five minutes into the second half, Caroline Wild passed to Suzannah Smith, and Smith bounced a shot past goalie Bailey Sullivan to tie it.

Sullivan preserved the tie with five straight saves, including excellent stops on Lillian Kjellman and Annie Kelly, before Wild fed Foster charging up the left side for a goal and a 5-4 lead.

Two minutes later, Corinne O’Connor from behind the net hit Foster in front near the left post, and Foster made it 6-4.

“This was probably our best game of the year,” said Foster. “We invested so much in preparation. We had long, intense practices.”

Smith collected a loose ball and passed ahead to Kelly, who put the Dragons in control with her third score for a three-goal margin with 7:46 left.

“We realized we had to shoot more often,” said Kelly. “We were possessing well but we weren’t taking it to goal, and we had to put more pressure on their defense. We had to forget the past (the teams split one-goal wins in the regular season) and who we were playing and just make it a lacrosse game.”

Cat Johnson broke the run with an outstanding individual effort for Mt. Ararat, but O’Connor and Wild closed it out in the final three minutes off a free possession and a fast break.