AUBURN — Just as Edward Little was feeling like it was back in its girls’ lacrosse contest with Cony, Mother Nature intervened.

The Red Eddies emerged from a 30-plus-minute weather delay flat on their feet while the Rams found a bit of spring in their step, scoring the first five goals after the unscheduled break to run off with a 21-11 win at Walton Field on Thursday.

“Before the lightning, I really thought the girls were motivated. They had the intensity I know we have, and should have at all points in all games,” EL coach Jessica Somers said. “Unfortunately, when we came out, we were a little flat, we weren’t warm and it really showed.”

Cony ran up its lead to as many as 10 in the first half before the homestanding Eddies (2-4) started to chip away. They struck for two late in the first half and scored four of the first five goals of the second half to draw within five.

The sight of lightning ended the rally and forced the extended break — by Maine Principals’ Association rules — with 13:49 to play.

“I think my girls were just really excited they weren’t going to have to come back another day, so they were just ready to finish it and take care of business as soon as we got off the bus.” Cony coach Gretchen Livingston said.

And the Rams (4-2) did so quickly.

Josie Lee scored for Cony 12 seconds after the restart. Emily Quirion added another at the 11:52 mark, Bayleigh Logan another at 11:13 and Lee scored her second of the half and fourth of the game at 10:36 to push the Rams’ lead back to 10.

“Our transition, passing out of our defensive end to our offensive end was really strong today,” Livingston said. “We were able to run a lot of fast breaks, and that worked in our favor. We’ve worked on that in practice all week. It’s something we didn’t do so well against Mt. Ararat, so we worked on it the past couple of days.”

“We just had a very difficult time transitioning with the quick breaks,” Somers said. “They were very fast, very good. Their quick, short passes really put us on our heels and turned us around a bit.”

Haley Quirion of Cony and Taylor Berube of EL traded goals in the waning minutes of the game to cap the scoring.

The Eddies actually struck first in the contest. Using a patient, methodical offensive set, Kat Sawyer finished on a drive to the front of the net from behind the cage 2:25 into the game.

“We switched from man-to-man to a zone (after that),” Livingston said. “That seemed to help us out a little bit.”

Cony turned on the jets after that, taking a 4-1 lead on goals from the Quirion sisters, Logan and Lee. Kara Tancrel and Taylor Landry scored goals surrounding another Lee strike to pull EL back to within a pair at 5-3, but the Rams ran off five more in succession and nine of the next 10 scores to seemingly put the game out of reach.

Hayley Quirion finished with five goals for Cony, with Lee, Logan and Emily Quirion netting four each. Haley Hanks (two), Autym Robinson and Katie Carroll also scored for the Rams.

“We’ve had up to nine girls score in some games, so we definitely have a lot of offensive threats,” Livingston said. “That’s definitely a luxury.”

Landry led the Eddies with four strikes, followed by Sawyer, Tancrel and Allarie Lever with two each.

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