AUBURN — Edward Little got caught in St. Dom’s offensive deluge in a girls lacrosse game on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.

Downpours made conditions less than ideal for both teams, but the Saints (2-2) still found the open net and sailed off with a 17-3 victory over the Red Eddies.

The Saints moved fast despite a waterlogged field, scoring three quick goals in the first half. Junior Emma Roy punched in her first of three goals to spark St. Dom’s offense. She was followed by back-to-back goals by Taryn Cloutier, who led all scorers with five.

“I didn’t think it was bad at all,” Roy said. “We train for all the conditions. I am really proud of the team today and what we put out on the field. We give it our all and the scoreboard reflected it.”

Senior Emily Wallingford (four goals) continued the Saints’ onslaught with two consecutive goals. Cloutier followed with another pair of goals and the Saints were well on their way with a 7-0 lead.

“We were expecting (wet conditions) because of the forecast,” Wallingford said. “It was a little slippery out and a little muddy. EL has a good team. I think they have a younger team. I think they are building a stronger program.”

Sophomore Natalie Brocke, Wallingford and senior Gisele Ouellette each scored to make it a 10-1 game by halftime.

Edward Little’s first-half goal came from junior Megan Lachance, who also punched in a goal in the second half.

“We had two players who had gone to hockey nationals, and they are back,” St. Dom’s coach Frank Dowd said. “They are two key players (Roy and Lilly Beauchesne) to help balance (the team).

“Our (freshman) goalie, Natalie Russell, is young. I had her for middle school. We worked hard with her. I have a feeling in a couple of years she is going to be a goalie to be watched.”

In the second half, the Red Eddies produced two quick goals, LaChance’s second and one by junior Caroline Audette.

“I think it was tough out there for the girls,” Edward Little coach Shaun McKinnon said. “We had a talk at halftime. We just wanted to get them back in the game. They are really working hard. I am proud of the way they hung in there. It was a tough day, a learning experience for everybody, and we will be back. We have a game Friday.”

EL’s frenetic pace appeared to infuriate the Saints, who responded with seven more goals to put the lid on the Red Eddies.

Autumn Clark, Wallingford, Jessica Zimmerman, Cloutier, Isabella Pelletier each scored, and Roy dropped in two more goals.

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