It'll be a tough road to qualification for post-season action for the New Milford High School girls' lacrosse side.

The 2-7 Green Wave dug itself a deep hole by losing its first six matches this spring.

Yet coach Bill Kersten's slumbering stickgirls have shown recent signs they will be a tough challenge for rivals down the season's homestretch.

Jordan Brown scored three goals and Alexa Carey, Olivia Monteiro and Kristi Montemurro registered two apiece April 4 as the Green Wave surprised host Danbury, 11-10, to break its schneid.

Morgan Gallagher contributed a pair of assists, including on Jordan Brown's go-ahead score, while Kate Leier and Maddie Romandi combined to handle the netminding for coach Kersten's team.

"This is the team that the coaches believed from the get-go that we could be," praised the Green Wave mentor. "We say that all the potential in the world means absolutely nothing if you don't put it to good use."

The NMHS girls rode the momentum of that first `W' to ease past visiting Immaculate, 14-1, April 26.

The Green Wave suffered a 17-16 defeat Tuesday to Joel Barlow in Redding, but hoped to get back to their winning mode yesterday (Thursday) vs. Pomperaug in Southbury.

The girls will travel Monday to play Brien McMahon High and then return for a Tuesday match at NMHS vs. Masuk.

Norm Cummings and Rich Gregory