The best way to describe the East Coweta and Carrollton girls lacrosse match was a shift in momentum.
Just when it looked like East Coweta was going to take control of the non-area match against the visiting Lady Trojans, Carrollton stormed back and turned it into a tightly contested match.
In the end, however, East Coweta pulled away en route to a 12-9 victory.
With the win, East Coweta improved to 2-2. The victory helped East Coweta snap a two-game losing streak, including losses to Hillgrove and county rival Northgate.
East Coweta started out on fire and looked determined to put the Lady Trojans away early after building a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest.
Kaitlyn Alford started the scoring for the Lady Indians, and Eliza Kuhne gave the squad a 2-0 lead with 21:02 left in the first half.
Kristen Odum helped the Lady Indians keep the offensive pressure on and increase the lead to 3-0.
The momentum didn’t last long.
Carrollton’s offense finally work up on the chilly night where temperatures dipped into the low 40s.
Ansley Underwood cut the East Coweta lead to 3-1, and the Lady Trojans were just starting.
The Lady Trojans Melia Berry fired a shot off the post, and it was rebounded by a Carrollton teammate and put in the back of the net to slice the lead to 3-2 with 12:37 left.
Three minutes later, Carrollton tied the game on Berry’s goal with 9:30 left.
The two teams traded goals over the next three minutes.
After Sara McCullough found the back of the net for the Lady Indians, Carrollton tied the game for the second time at 4-all.
Alford added the fifth and final goal of the first half for the Lady Indians, but Carrollton wasn’t done adding a score right before the end of the first half to send the game to the halftime break tied at 5-all.
East Coweta scored four times in the first 11 minutes of the second half to push the lead to 9-6.
Alford and Odum scored twice during the offense flurry.
After Odum’s second goal of the second half, East Coweta led 10-6.
Maura Ray also added a early second-half goal.
The Lady Trojans trimmed the lead to 10-9, before the Lady Indians added the final two goals on scores by McCullough and Anna Robbins.
Katie Owens started the game in goal for the Lady Indians and Ansley Gunter entered the contest in the second half.
Both goalies made several key saves and blocks.