Busy Spring Break for the Girls’ Lacrosse Team

Katie McGrain

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Spring Break for the Girls’ Lacrosse Team

The Girls’ Lacrosse Team went 2-2 over spring break after playing four games in five days. They took down cross-town rival John Carroll on Thursday, April 13, by a score of 12-9. They then traveled to Blandair Park on Saturday, April 15, for a two-game tournament against Mt. de Sales Academy where they lost in a close game by a score of 19-15, followed by a game against North Harford High School in which they won by a score of 20-13. The Lady Cats closed off their spring break by traveling to Howard High School, where they lost 15-14 in a nail-biting, sudden death overtime.

The Lady Cats played an intense, back-and-forth game against John Carroll. This was a big game for the team, as they lost to the Patriots by one goal in sudden death overtime last season. In the first half, senior captains Lexi Strobel and Anna Farley, juniors Julia Henry and Caroline Fallace, and freshman Maggi Hall all scored single goals for the Cats, giving them a strong 5-3 lead at halftime. In the second half, junior Lauren Asher, Farley, and Fallace all scored single goals while Henry and Hall added two apiece to help the team to a 12-9 victory. Senior goalkeeper and Captain Molly Loughlin played an incredible game, making a whopping 14 saves.

“As a team, we really put what we worked on in practice into our game which helped us immensely on defense and offense,” says Farley. “Also, as a team we adapted to adversity thrown at us in the game with injuries and continued to play our game without being phased by that.”

The team traveled to Blandair Park to play in the two-game Fight for Five tournament. In their first game against Mt. de Sales Academy, the Lady Cats lost by a close score of 19-15. Strobel scored a single goal while Asher, Farley and Henry each scored two apiece in the first half. In the second half, Asher and Fallace added single goals while Farley, Henry, and junior Keeley McHugh scored two goals each. The team dominated the game against North Harford, winning by a score of 20-13. In the first half, freshman Anna McQuay, senior Kami Holt, Strobel, Fallace, and Asher each scored one goal, followed by two goals each from McHugh, and three goals apiece from Farley and Henry. In the second half, sophomore Jenna Ranney scored two goals, while junior Hailey Colt, Asher, Farley, Henry, and Holt each scored one.

“Despite our lack of players this past weekend, we came out and played with confidence and determination,” Strobel says.

On Monday, April 17, the team traveled to Howard High School for a rescheduled game. They fought hard and even went on a 5-0 scoring run to tie the game and force overtime. In the first half, Asher and Hall scored two goals, followed by single goals from junior Elizabeth Hillman, Farley and McHugh. In the second half, Henry scored three goals, and Asher, Fallace, Farley, Strobel, and McQuay all scored one. After winning the draw in the first three-minute overtime period, Howard was able to score and take down the Cats by one goal. Loughlin finished the game with a total of ten saves.

“It was a tough loss, but now we know what we need to fix as a team,” says senior captain Taylor Patrick. “There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be a different outcome when we see them again in playoffs.”

The Lady Cats will travel to North Harford High School on Thursday, April 20, followed by a home game against county rival C. Milton Wright on Tuesday, April 25. Make sure you come out and support the team in Tuesday’s BIG game against CMW! Go Bobcats!

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Busy Spring Break for the Girls’ Lacrosse Team