The Fairfield Ludlowe girls lacrosse team is now off to its best start in school history.

The Falcons blitzed St. Joseph with five straight goals to start the second half, and Ludlowe rolled a 17-7 win over the Cadets on Saturday afternoon at Taft Field in Fairfield.

Ludlowe captain Tierney Larson led the team with six goals and two assists and Kendall Stephenson, Sarah Nesi and Lizzie Pratt each added a pair of goals apiece as seven different Falcons scored.

"We have a lot of goal scorers," Ludlowe Head Coach Amy Alvord said. "That is one of our strengths. I love to have that."

Ludlowe jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game, and never trailed in the game. However, after building a 3-1 lead, Ludlowe did allow the Cadets to get back into the game, allowing St. Joseph to tie the game at 3.

Ludlowe responded with three straight goals, two by Larson and one by Nesi that put the Falcons up 6-3. St. Joseph cut the advantage to 6-4, but that was as close as the Cadets got as Ludlowe scored six straight goals between the end of the first half and start of the second.

"They had a little more confidence and were a little stronger in the second half," Alvord said.

Ludlowe held possession of the ball for the majority of the game, but when St. Joseph took possession the Falcons goaltending was up to the task. Jill Moffett and Charlotte O'Donnell each recorded two saves apiece.

The Falcons outscored the Cadets 10-3 in the second half, with the Ludlowe lead peaking at 11, 17-6. Christy Barre, Hayley Welke, Emily Donovan and Mary Deliberti all added goals.

The Falcons are now 5-1, but have a hellacious week coming up. Ludlowe took on Staples yesterday in a game too late for press time and the four-time defending Division I girls lacrosse champion Darien on Friday in Darien.

"I think our hardest games are next week," Alvord said.