Mulvehill nets 13 goals

By Gabe Souza
Globe Correspondent / April 23, 2011

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With her game against Landmark tied at halftime, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall girls’ lacrosse coach Molly Popkin pulled aside her leading scorer, Kim Mulvehill. Chapel Hill had swept last year’s season series against its Independent Girls Conference rival, and Popkin didn’t want to lose yesterday’s home game.

“There is a huge rivalry between our schools,’’ Popkin said. “[Landmark]’s goalie was really good at saving shots from the waist up, especially if she set herself. So I told Kim at halftime she needed to shoot low shots or move the goalie.’’

Mulvehill, who had five goals in the first half, responded in impressive fashion. The junior setter tacked on eight more goals, giving her a school-record 13, and Chapel Hill took a 15-9 victory. Mulvehill has 57 goals in just six games, by far the leading scorer in the IGC.

Mulvehill’s outburst came after taking her coach’s advice. Instead of shooting straight at the goalie, Mulvehill charged toward the net and rotated when she reached the crease, forcing the goalie to shift her position and leaving Mulvehill with open looks.

“Her cradling skills are excellent,’’ Popkin said. “She’s almost impossible to check without fouling.’’

Medford 14, Watertown 5 — Junior Olivia Timmins potted five goals and notched two assists for the Mustangs (6-1).

Boys’ lacrosse
Lowell 10, Woburn 5 — Brian Walsh led the Red Raiders with five goals.

Billerica 18, Westford 6 — Junior Cam Slatton had five goals and six assists for the Indians.

Lynn Classical 7, Saugus 3 — The Rams’ Kyle Gauthier drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie.

Watertown 3, Woburn 2 — Brian Cristello tossed a complete game for the host Raiders and Dan Renzella drove in the winner in the fifth.

Arlington 9, Boston Latin 3 — Dan Fitzgerald connected for a three-run home run for the Spy Ponders.

Fairhaven 2, Dighton-Rehoboth 0 — The Blue Devils improved to 7-0 behind freshman Courtney Girouard, who tossed a six-hitter.

Newton North 5, Waltham 0 — The Tigers were led by Rachel Miller (two-hitter) and Lydia O’Connor (4 for 5).

Malden 4, Billerica 0 — Kiara Amos fanned 13 and Jessalyn Brown and Ashley Powers had key RBIs for the Golden Tornadoes.