With preseason Windjammer baseball and softball games flanking both sides of Don Palmer Field, the Camden Hills girls lacrosse team was the center of attention Thursday afternoon, April 11 as it hosted Gardiner to start the regular season.

The Windjammers (0-1) enjoyed a lead in the early stages of the contest, but the Tigers (1-0) rattled off seven unanswered goals and surged to a 19-7 victory.

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Addie Drinkwater scored four goals to lead Camden Hills, while Addie Bragg tallied two and Kristina Alex one. Hannah Brownawell also added an assist in the loss.

For Gardiner, Ally Day pumped in seven goals, while Brooke Davis added six, Julie Krause three, Rikki Bryant two and Brooke Curtis one.

Cailand Sweeting had more than 17 saves in goal for Camden Hills, while information on Gardiner's keeper was unavailable.

"I think the girls played well for their first game, especially with a few starters missing," said first-year Windjammer coach Amy Gertner. "First game is always tough because they have to brush off the cobwebs and really get into the game mentally."

Gertner said the Windjammers rallied during the second half and started communicating better, while Sweeting had "so many amazing saves" throughout the game.

"Gardiner has a great team and I look forward to working on our skill set and our mental game throughout the season," the coach said.

The Tigers enjoyed a 13-5 lead at halftime and outscored the hosts 6-2 in the second half.

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