CAMBRIDGE — Friday, May 10, was a big day for Morgan Tracy.
The eldest of a pair of twins by two minutes, Tracy scored five goals — the third her 100th on varsity — as Cambridge-South Dorchester High’s girls’ lacrosse team defeated Kent County, 12-3, in a Class 1A East Section II semifinal.
The second-seeded Vikings (6-6) visit top-ranked Bohemia Manor at 6 p.m. Monday for the sectional title. The third-seeded Trojans finished the season 3-10.
The hot start, Tracy said, was the one thing the Vikings needed, especially considering last year’s 8-7 playoff loss to the Trojans and Cambridge-SD’s come-from-behind victory less than two weeks ago.
“I think when we played them last time they got off to a really hot start and they came out quickly,” Tracy said, referring to her team’s 12-11 victory over Kent on April 30. “So we made sure we came out strong, got the initial lead, and that way, we could make the game all about us, and play our way.”
Assigned draw-control duties, Tracy won 11 of 13 first-half draw controls. The momentum would come with those successes, she added.
“It means you get the possession you want, and that you can control it, it means a lot,” Tracy said. “And for my teammates to know I can win it when I need to win it, that matters a lot for us, because it means we can set it up the way we want to.”
Brooke Blades (two goals) got things started for the Vikings less than a minute into the game. Tracy added C-SD’s second tally less than a minute later. And Tracy’s twin sister, Bayley, scored the first of her five goals with 21:56 remaining in the 25-minute first half.
Morgan Tracy scored and Blades added a second before the Trojans replied, Gracie Walters splitting the pipes with 17:18 left in in the half, and again at 16:02, to make it 5-2. Taiyana Goldsborough scored two minutes after that to cut the deficit to 5-3.
But the Vikings “kept the pedal down” after that, as Morgan Tracy put it, the twins combining for four more first-half tallies to make it 9-3.
Morgan Tracy’s third goal, coming with 6:18 to go in the half, prompted Vikings head coach Shannon Bone to call time to allow the team to recognize her 100th career varsity goal.
“Game plan was to just kind of stick to the basics, and stick to our play,” Bone said, “and not to get wrapped up in uncontrollables, and just kind of stay focused, and on attack to stay productive.
“Last game, we kind of came out way excited; it was senior night, we had a lot of excitement going on,” Bone added. “We saw them at this same point last year, and they beat us, so we knew we had to stay focused.”
The Trojans rallied from a seven-goal hole in last year’s playoffs, Bone added, to beat the Vikings, 8-7.
“It’s great to hit this,” Morgan Tracy said of the century mark. “It’s fun to have a sister, one alongside you, that you can enjoy this with as well.”
Morgan Tracy scored twice in the second half, and Bayley Tracy added the final goal with 42 seconds left. Bayley, an attacker, is sitting at 94 career goals.
1A East Section II semifinal
Cambridge-SD 14, Kent County 6
CAMBRIDGE — The No. 2 Vikings (7-6) got a game-high six goals from Dajawan Jackson, and led from Brice Bromwell’s goal with 9:59 to go in the first.
Josh Blades netted four goals for Cambridge-SD. Bromwell scored two, and Malik Ennals and Sam Slacum each added single tallies.
For the third-seeded Trojans (1-10), Kolby Walters scored three times, Joey Cerino twice, and Jake Cerino once.
C-SD advances to the sectional final, Monday at 5 p.m. at Patterson Mill.