Coral Shores High's lacrosse Lady Canes overcame a slow start to score a 9-6 overtime victory over Coral Reef High in the District 32 opener Thursday in Tavernier.
The Canes, defending district champions, trailed 3-1 at halftime, despite having 14 shots on the Barracudas' goal before intermission. The Reef Barracudas had far fewer shots but made the most of them.
Hurricane head coach Mark Hall and team captain Kat Hamer laid down the law at halftime, and Coral Shores (2-0) responded to force overtime with a 6-6 tie at the end of regulation.
"The defense played a very strong game in the overtime by shutting out the Barracudas," Hall said.
Senior attacker Morgan Champagne scored three goals in the home opener. Hamer charged from her defender's position to score two goals. Katie McCormick, Amberlyn Casas, Claire Brutger and Mallory Hudson each got one goal.
It was the second close call of the early season for the Coral Shores girls.
The Lady Canes put on a late surge in the final minutes to overtake Ransom Everglades, 14-12, in Tuesday's season debut at Ransom. Champagne scored six goals and Hamer threw four shots into the Raider net.
Casas scored twice. Amber Erickson and McCormick each scored once. Freshman goalie Carolyn Barrow had 11 saves against Ransom in her varsity debut.
Coral Shores goes on the road for its two games this week, Tuesday at Cardinal Gibbon and Thursday at Palmetto. The Lady Cane JV lacrosse team plays its first-ever game at Gibbon.