The battle of unbeatens didn't disappoint.
In an FCIAC girls lacrosse showdown that produced nine ties and three lead changes, it was another outstanding performance from Boston College-bound star Sarah Mannelly that helped New Canaan continue its perfect season Tuesday.
Mannelly, the program's all-time leader in assists and forced turnovers, scored a game-high five goals -- including the final two of the evening as New Canaan outlasted Greenwich 12-10 at Dunning Field.
For the Rams (13-0), it is the seventh straight victory over the rival Cardinals (12-1), who led 6-5 at the intermission before rallying three times to even the game in the second half.
"It was a great win," said Mannelly, who scored New Canaan's first three goals. "We were expecting a great game, and it ended up being just that. There were a lot of transitions, but we were also able to slow it down, work the ball around, find the open cutter and take it to goal."
A trio of juniors also played big roles in the win as Olivia Hompe finished with four goals and assisted on another, classmate Lily Citrin scored twice and Stanford-bound goalie Liz O'Sullivan made seven saves.
Senior Claire Feeney had a first-half hat trick en route to a four-goal game for the Cardinals, while juniors Emily Johnson and Sophie Waine each scored twice.
Greenwich also got a strong showing from senior goalie Hannah Jeffrey, who turned away 11 shots.
Mannelly broke a 9-9 tie on a goal with 7:08 remaining before giving the Rams some much-needed insurance at the 4:48 mark. New Canaan would regain possession with over three minutes left, and then went to work on the clock -- chewing up all of it.