For a half, Fairfield Warde and Norwalk's girls lacrosse teams were pretty much even.

But in the second, the Mustangs showed why they're heating up.

Warde outscored Norwalk 12-2 in the second half, en route to an 18-7 win on Tuesday afternoon at Tetreau/Davis Field in Fairfield.

"I told the girls at halftime `let's go out and put the pressure on them'," Warde coach Tom Davis said. "And they did."

Hannah Trischman scored five goals for the Mustangs, Sam Scheetz added four as Warde won for the fourth time in five games. Nine different Mustangs tallied goals.

"We came back focused," Trischman said. "

Warde appeared ready to dominate in the first half, scoring the first three goals of the game. Taylor Bargmann, Casey Robinson and Scheetz each tallied goals to put Warde up 3-0.

But Norwalk answered, scoring the next three goals, of the game over a three minute stretch, from Toni Bocchetta, Lindsay Macri and Taiyandes to tie the score.

"We were playing to the other team's level," Davis said.

Warde and Norwalk exchanged goals throughout the rest of the half, and the Mustangs took a 6-5 lead into the break.

But in the second half, the Mustangs exploded, led by Trischman. The senior scored four of her five goals, and managed to gain the majority of the draw controls, giving the Mustangs the possession.

"With her height, she goes out there and gets it every time," Davis said. "She had a great game today."

Trischman and Scheetz scored the first three goals of the half to put the Mustangs ahead 9-5. The Bears closed to within 10-7, but the Mustangs scored the final eight goals, including scores by Scheetz, Caroline Magee, Katie Tangney and Maggie Winstead.

"We decided to shoot low and hard," Scheetz said.

Warde will not play again until Wednesday when travel to take on Trumbull High School.

"As the season progresses we're getting better and better," Trischman said.

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