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They are fully aware that the road will get much tougher the rest of the way.
Nonetheless, the Lady Explorers are flying high right now.
The second-seeded Hudson girls lacrosse team made a stellar 2017 postseason debut after posting a lopsided 21-1 victory over 14th-seeded Solon in the opening round of the Division I, Region 2 tournament.
The contest took place May 16 at Hudson Memorial Stadium.
With the win, the Lady Explorers are scheduled to host North Canton Hoover in the Region 2 quarterfinals May 19 at 6 p.m.
Hudson scored five goals in the first four-plus minutes and simply had too much speed, too much skill and too many weapons for the Lady Comets, who finished 2-14 on the season.
A little more than 16 minutes into the game, the running-clock rule was in effect since the Lady Explorers (14-2), winners of 13 straight matches, had an 11-1 lead.
Hudson eased up considerably after the first 10 minutes, but Solon had trouble getting the ball since the Lady Explorers passed the ball effectively from side to side.
Piper Trattner led Hudson with four goals and Kendall Paltani, Maddie Valko and Sarah Hinkle each had three goals. Sarah Hinkle also had an assist.
Elizabeth Hinkle added two goals and one assist and Sarah Keller had one goal and three assists.
Corinne Hunt contributed one goal and three assists and Elle Marquez had one goal and one assist.
Shelby Johnson scored her first goal of the season and Mia Becker contributed her second goal in 2017. Ari Bankovich scored the first goal for the Lady Explorers.
Julia Stiles finished with three assists and Tyler Vidmar had two assists.
Elizabeth Hinkle won 7 of 8 draws and Marquez won 6 of 8 draws for Hudson.
Cate Mandry scored the lone goal for Solon.