Girls lacrosse competes in Atomic Blast Tournament

The girls varsity lacrosse season is underway as the team has competed in two scrimmages as well as in the Atomic Blast tournament on March 18.

In the tournament, the Atoms competed in three different games. In the first match-up the girls took on the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets. The Atoms struck early with the first goals of the game and took a lead.

The team was able to defeat Yellow Jackets by a score of 12-4 to pick up their first victory of the afternoon. The Atoms next faced off against the James Madison Warhawks.

The team this time got off to a slower start and fell behind early. The Atoms would go on to allow 19 goals and were defeated for the first time on the day by a score of 19-6.

The Atoms’ final game of the day would be against the Bishop O’Connell Knights. The Knights jumped out to an early lead against the Atoms and never looked back to win 20-4.

The Atoms finished the day 1-2 and will continue with the Atomic Blast tournament on March 25 with games against the Patriot Pioneers and Mt. Lebanon.

Prior to the tournament, the Atoms went up against the Falls Church Jaguars in a scrimmage on March 3. The Atoms got out to an early lead against the Jaguars 2-0. However, Falls Church would get back into the game and the teams traded the lead until late in the final minutes. The Atoms held onto a 14-13 one goal lead to win the scrimmage.

The outcome was different for the Atoms’ second scrimmage of the season on March 8 against the South Lakes Seahawks as the Atoms fell behind early and went on to lose by a lopsided margin.

The team looks to improve for their next games following the scrimmages and the tournament.

“I feel confident after the two scrimmages and the tournament because we showed that we have a natural chemistry that allows us to work together,” senior Sasha Silva said. “We need to back that up with some conditioning and stick work.”

The team showed strengths in their first games such as good communication and chemistry.

“One of our main strengths is that we know what type of players we are and know how we need to work as a team in order to improve,” Silva said.

Despite some bright spots for the team, the Atoms still have many areas for improvement for the regular season games.

“One area that is a weakness is our transitions and attacking,” junior Grace Hatch said. “We have already improved with those things but can still do much better.”

Improving overall will be key for the Atoms in their next game against the West Springfield Spartans on March 22.