WOOD RIVER JCT. — Laurel McIntosh scored the go-ahead goal with about five minutes left and Chaia Elwell added an insurance goal in the final minute as Chariho High beat Cumberland, 15-13, in the Division II girls lacrosse quarterfinals on Friday.
No. 3 Chariho moves to the D-II semifinals at North Kingstown on Wednesday at 6 p.m. No. 2 NK beat Chariho, 15-14, in double overtime on April 21.
With the game tied at 13-13, Chariho's Brie Macaruso made a defense interception and played the ball to Kyle Hoffman in the midfield. She passed the ball to Elwell, who dodged and drew three defenders as McIntosh made a back-door cut behind the defense.
Elwell delivered the ball to McIntosh who faked the goal keeper out of position and scored to the top right corner of the goal with 4:18 left in the game.
Chariho controlled the ball for the next four minutes before Elwell scored on a free-position opportunity with 21 seconds left to give Chariho the 15-13 win.
Elwell finished with eight goals and an assist. Megan Ballard, McIntosh and Kayden Jaillet scored two goals and had an assist each. Emily Ballard contributed a goal and four assists. Kylie Hoffman and Mia Campbell each had an assist.
Chariho goalie McKenzie Allen made 11 saves.
No. 6 Cumberland finished the season 5-9, 5-9.
— Keith Kimberlin
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