Girls’ Lacrosse beats Delaware Hayes in seventh game of the season
The girls’ lacrosse team won their fifth game of the season on Thursday, April 13th against Delaware Hayes. The score was 14 to 10, and of the seven girls that scored, five of them scored two goals during the game. There were a lot of good shots and game play by the girls including Seniors Miranda Large and Tori Schmeling.
Large, who plays attack, shared how the team has done this season, and how big their win against Delaware Hayes was.
“Delaware Hayes has always been a tough opponent. The last few years we have beat them in overtime and with a last second goal so coming off winning by four was awesome. I was beyond happy about the game.” Large elaborated, “The team this year has so much potential and I’m positive we can finish with a winning season and make it far in the tournament.”
Schmeling plays defense and played a very good and aggressive game, and believes the lady Panthers will have a good remaining season as well.
“The game on Thursday went pretty well. It’s always exciting to get a win…Our coaches were pleased with our performance and how we were able to keep our composure against a very aggressive team…So far our season has gone well! We are working hard toward having a winning season and we are hoping all of our hard work pays off!”
The second half was interrupted when someone flew a drone over the field. Panther Coach Tyler Dickson called for a break and asked if the person could “please put that away.” The drone then flew off into the trees by the stadium, and was gone. This encounter was out of the ordinary, and took many of the fans, players, and coaches by surprise.
The distraction didn’t prevent either team from performing at their peak, however. The game overall was aggressive, with a member of both teams receiving a yellow card. The crowd was also very into the game and cheered during every play.
The team is currently having a great season with a record of 5-2 with nine games left. This is an improvement from last season, where they ended with a record of 6-13.
The next girls’ lacrosse game is tonight, April 20th, at Davidson High School with JV playing at 5:30 and Varsity playing at 7:00 pm. This Saturday, April 22nd, Varsity and boys’ JV and Varsity will be participating in the Hannigan Tournament at Thomas Worthington beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Written by Madeline Capka and Kiera Toliver