Lacrosse Takes First Loss

Lacrosse loses the season-opener at home against Blue Valley High School Wed. March 27.

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Lacrosse Takes First Loss

After saving the ball, sophomore Mikayla Gunther runs toward the goal while playing against Blue Valley High School at home March 27. The game ended in a loss for the team with a final score of 15-6.

After saving the ball, sophomore Mikayla Gunther runs toward the goal while playing against Blue Valley High School at home March 27. The game ended in a loss for the team with a final score of 15-6.

Katie Fitzgerald

After saving the ball, sophomore Mikayla Gunther runs toward the goal while playing against Blue Valley High School at home March 27. The game ended in a loss for the team with a final score of 15-6.

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald

After saving the ball, sophomore Mikayla Gunther runs toward the goal while playing against Blue Valley High School at home March 27. The game ended in a loss for the team with a final score of 15-6.

Katie Fitzgerald, Reporter

Lacrosse kicked off their season with a loss to Blue Valley High School March 27 at home, with a final score of 6-15, after beginning second half losing 3-9.

“We could have done better,” junior Brooke Walker said. “I think it was just first game jitters and people were in their heads.”

Sophomore Zoe Zorn was the top-scorer for the team, making two out of the six points the team earned. Sophomore Delaney Minor scored the game’s final goal for the team and, along with juniors Brie Bowes and Sydney Crouch and senior Keali Myrick, rounded out the team’s points with one goal each.

“We have been practicing every day after school working with an emphasis on our conditioning and stick skills,” Bowes said.

Lacrosse has lost over half of the varsity team since the 2018 season. Last year the team had 19 players and only eight of the varsity players returned for this season. The team had eight seniors graduate so have had to pull from the JV team to form a smaller, 17 player team.

“We gained a bunch of sophomores this year that previously played on JV,” senior captain Lily Muehlebach said. “They are all so good and I cannot wait to see us all work together on the field.”

The team has been working hard to prepare for their only out of town tournament in St. Louis April 6, Walker said. They plan to use the time out of town to compete with new and more difficult teams to eventually work toward the Metro tournament.

“For the rest of the season we just really want to focus on playing our best and leaving everything on the field,” Walker said. “If we do that, we’ll stay in division A and go far in Metro, hopefully, to win it.”

JV played immediately after and lost the game 3-6 to Blue Valley High.

“The girls were fearless and aggressive right from the start of the game,” JV coach Lily Molina said. “Defense was great at staying marked on their players and the communication picked up a lot toward the end.”

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