YORK — Allie Lawlor scored four goals Wednesday to power third-seeded York past sixth-seeded Lake Region 9-4 in a Western Class B girls’ lacrosse quarterfinal.

Lawlor and her teammates got off to a slow start but gained confidence and momentum as the game progressed. She scored three goals in the second half.

“It took a little (time) for me to get into the game but after I scored my first goal (with 4:32 left in the first half), I gained more confidence,” she said. “As the game progressed, I got more comfortable.”

“She has pretty good stick skills so once she got going, we gave her the ball,” said York Coach Jodie Lawlor. “But (we) played a real team game today.”

York (10-3) led 3-2 at halftime. Lake Region (9-4) tied it with 19:58 left in the game, but just under five minutes later Allie Lawlor scored the first of six unanswered goals for the Wildcats.

“The four that (Lake Region) dropped back on us kind of freaked us out,” said Coach Lawlor. “We saw that against Waynflete and that freaked us out so (today) we needed to get some movement going. After we got a couple of goals and got ahead, (we) got more comfortable with what (we) needed to do.”

Lauren Jacobs and Lindsey Keenan each scored two goals for the Lakers.

“We ran out of a little bit of gas in the second half,” said Lake Region Coach David Keenan. “Unfortunately we forgot about our zone. Once (York) had a two-goal lead, they were going to stall. We have a very strong zone, not a strong man-to-man.”

This was Lake Region’s first year as a varsity program.

“We couldn’t ask for more, really,” said Keenan. “It was our goal at the beginning of the year to make the playoffs. It’s a pretty lofty goal. We finished (as the) sixth seed. They’re a very young group of girls but they came together and played a great first half.”

None of Lake Region’s players are graduating.

Production was distributed nicely for York, which had six players score.

Livy Golini made nine saves for York, which will play at No. 1 Kennebunk in the semifinals Saturday.

“(Going forward), we need to play a better first half than we did today. We need to play like we did in the second half. There is definitely room to improve (upon) today’s game,” said Coach Lawlor.

“Lake Region played a great game. They gave us all we can handle so I’m just happy to come up with the win and move on to the next round.”