FALMOUTH — Keeper Mary Budri came up big down the stretch Tuesday night, continually turning away would-be goals to allow Falmouth to escape with a 10-7 victory against York in a game between undefeated girls’ lacrosse teams.

“I have nothing but great things to say about Mary,” said Falmouth Coach Kait Johnson. “We call her Brick Wall Budri because she’s crushing it. She came up with some amazing saves.”

Budri turned away 16 shots, four in the final 2:20 for the Yachtsmen (7-0).

“Mary is the heart of the defense,” said captain Sydney Bell. “Nothing gets through Mary. She’s just so good. She put in so much work in the offseason and its really playing off. Everyone on this team knows they can rely on her.”

Budri wasn’t just a stopper but proved a key passer. York (6-1) maintained heavy pressure and Budri was often the player creating relief with strong passes out of the defensive zone.

That was never more obvious than with just over six minutes to go in the first half. With York building momentum, Budri turned away a shot, then caught the rebound attempt in her stick. In one motion she sidestepped a York player and unloaded a perfect pass down the middle to a running Bell.

Bell outpaced the last defender and slipped in a shot to give Falmouth a three-goal lead.

“You can’t always do that,” said Johnson. “It was a great opportunity and she has an amazing clear, especially when there’s a gap in the midfield. (Bell) is great at reacting to those plays and getting out ahead of the (defense).”

Just over a minute later, Bell connected on her third goal of the half to extend the Yachtsmen’s lead to 6-2.

“It completely sets the tone because those fast breaks are what got us going,” said Bell. “There’s so much momentum and it all starts with her. Something like that completely changes the game.”

Olivia Stucker and Devon Sarazin – both captains with Bell – added two goals each for Falmouth.

“That was extremely important,” said Johnson. “They’re such great leaders and such great kids.

“What’s great is we have players like Amelia Waite and Cristina Oakes, who are getting clears in the midfield, working off the ball and setting up those teammates so they can score. That was huge tonight. Definitely a team win.”

Falmouth also got goals from Amelia Waite, Kayla Sarazin and Caitlyn Camelio – who scored off the opening draw just 13 seconds into the game.

Cassie Reinertson led the Wildcats with four goals. Alexandra Lawson scored twice and Martha McCaddin chipped in with one for York.

Julianna Kiklis had 14 saves for the Wildcats, including turning away nine shots in the second half.

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