The Hamilton Southeastern girls varsity lacrosse team came out on top of a back-and-forth affair with Fishers Saturday, as the Royals came from behind to keep the Tigers winless on the young season.

Fishers led 5-4 at the half, but Southeastern made a couple defensive changes during the break that helped spur the Royals to a 10-6 victory.

“We made some adjustments,” Hamilton Southeastern coach Adrianne Wagner said. “Our players improved their passing and approved their attack, and that made a big difference. They did a much better job of going after – and getting – the ground balls, and our passing helped us keep possession. Just being more aggressive … allowed us to take control.”

Sydney Bowman scored 45 seconds into the second half for Hamilton Southeastern, knotting the game at 5-5. Less than a minute later, Fishers’ Mackenzie Miller spun around a defender and scored her fourth goal of the game to give the Tigers a 6-5 lead with 23:49 to play. The significance of Miler’s fourth goal – other than it was Fishers’ final lead of the game – was that it came on her birthday.

Fishers didn't score again, however, only producing four more shots on goal. Southeastern kept the ball on Fishers’ side of the field for the majority of the second half, and Lauren Madden caught fire. Madden tied the score at 6-all at the 13:08 mark, gave the Royals the lead for good with a goal with 6:12 left to play and the she scored again with 3:15 to play for an 8-6 Southeastern lead.

Szot Avery tacked on two more goals in the final three minutes as Southeastern improves to 2-1.

Fishers falls to 0-3, but Fishers coach Pat Kelly said the Tigers can grow from games such as these.

“We had a really good first half,” Kelly said. “Our biggest thing we need to work on is execution — better passes, better field vision.”