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May 7, 2013

Lax Lowdown: Marblehead's Fischer nets 400th point

Lax Lowdown

Matt Jenkins

To achieve what Marblehead’s Kiley Fischer accomplished yesterday a lacrosse player has to be efficient, consistent and explosive.

Fischer’s statistics prove her on-field performance is all of those things.

Scoring off a feed from teammate Pam Gregory in the first quarter of yesterday’s battle with Wilmington, Fischer crossed the 400-point mark for her career.

Fischer ended up with five goals and two assists in the 19-12 victory and now stands at 405 points (237 goals, 168 assists). She has been an amazingly consistent scorer for the Magicians, and the 92 goals and 61 assists she produced as a sophomore were off-the-charts good.

”I would say it’s a lot of movement and having good stick skills,” said Fischer, explaining what it takes to be a good scorer. “Definitely playing with strong players and a strong program helps. It’s not just one person; everybody gets better together and really helps.”

Marblehead coach Annie Pugh has watched Fischer become a more complete player over the years.

”Her assists have become more accurate and precise. She’s getting better and better at feeding behind the net,” Pugh said. “She’s working on her speed and fakes and that crease roll coming around the goal circle, that’s her move.”

Fischer began playing lacrosse when she was in the fourth grade and her career won’t end after this season. She will continue playing at Babson College next year.

Fischer is part of an excellent senior class, a class that has several capable scorers. Meggie Collins is right behind Fischer in points this season and for her career.

”We had seven different people scoring and when you have somebody who is able to feed to six different people and take it 1-on-1 behind the net, that’s really hard to defend,” Pugh said. “That makes the attack very strong, and a challenge to defend.”

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