NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- In Carly Citrons first two seasons on the Edgemont varsity girls' lacrosse team, she scored six goals.
However, playing defense hampered Citrons scoring ability.
That changed last year when Citron moved to offense and became a threat to score each time she had the ball in her stick. Citron has raised her offensive prowess to the next level this season and achieved a milestone Saturday.
The senior scored a game-high nine goals, including the 100th of her varsity career in a 19-9 win against host New Rochelle in a Section 1 girls' lacrosse game.
Gabby Susz added six goals and Julie Milner recorded a hat trick for the Panthers, who improved to 3-1 this season.
Citron hit the post with her first shot of the second half. One minute later, Citron raced down the field, dodged a few defenders and hit the century mark. Her teammates immediately rushed to congratulate and hug her.
At halftime, my coach told me I was one away from 100, Citron said. And after I hit the post, it was frustrating. When I scored and my teammates came to me and hugged me, it was a great feeling. I felt that everyone was happy for me.
Following her freshman and sophomore years, the 100-goal plateau did not appear attainable for Citron. However, Citron realized last year she could reach it and was excited about the possibility.
Citron entered the game not knowing she had an excellent chance to hit 100.
It was extra surprising in that way, Citron said.
Edgemont trailed, 4-2, 10 minutes and 35 seconds into the game as Lauren Baker scored consecutive goals, giving New Rochelle the lead.
Citron quickly reversed that scoring three goals in a span of 1:55. This also initiated a string of 10 consecutive Edgemont goals in 12 minutes.
Weve been having a little trouble coming out with intensity, but once coach called a time out, we knew we had to step up our game, Citron said. We have been working on our draw control and we knew if we won the draw, we could score.
Baker led New Rochelle with four goals and Gabi Briseno added two.
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