DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. Gabby Gifford scored three goals in the first half Thursday and the Dobbs Ferry girls lacrosse team opened its regular season with a 10-4 victory over visiting Eastchester.
Giffords hat trick lifted the Eagles to a 6-2 halftime lead and the teams played an even second half with each scoring four goals. Midori Kihara and Kristy Degner each scored twice for Dobbs Ferry.
Eastchester (0-1) got balanced scoring with Amanda Macchia, Clarissa Mejia, Lauren McMahon, Gabby Pinto, Janie Marcin and Gail Kheyman each scoring a goal.
Freshman goaltender Camille Ratay stopped 19 shots to help keep the Eagles girls ahead throughout the game.
Eastchester cut the deficit to 7-4 early in the second half and goalie Katie Feigenbaum stopped 13 shots in the game.
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