Girls Lax defeats West Potomac


The girls lacrosse team defeated West Potomac 10-7 on Thurs. April 3. With the win against West Springfield as well, the girls are now 2-0 in the conference.

“The game against West Potomac was a very competitive and exciting battle where the Atoms started strong and continued to improve throughout the game to earn another big conference victory,” head coach Cindy Hook said.

The team also took part in the Atomic Blast Tournament which took place over the past two weekends.

“The tournament was a great chance to work with different players, try different defensive tactics and further develop our transition and attack,” Hook said. “Overall, we learned the importance of getting everyone on the same page in order to have success.”

With many tournament and conference games under their belt, the girls review their strengths and weaknesses and evaluate what needs to be done in practice in order to improve.

“Our biggest strength was our communication on defense and our transitions,” senior Kaitlin Martindale said.

“We will continue to work on our spacing and timing of cuts on attack, our shot selection and our strength and conditioning in practice,” Hook said.

In addition to the tournament the team got to go on a very special trip to UVA on March 26 to tour the campus and watch the UVA vs. ODU girls lacrosse game.

“The UVA trip helped the girls begin to begin considering their educational and athletic options after high school,” Hook said. “It was a first  opportunity for many of the girls to tour the grounds and see a division one women’s lacrosse game in action. It was also a great team bonding experience.”

With so much positivity to look back on, the girls have the extra drive to bring more wins to the table. They are looking forward to playing Lake Braddock on Thursday to continue their game winning streak.

“We will continue to keep working to improve individually and as a team each day and play our games one at a time,” Hook said. “The better our teamwork, the better the results.”