Girls lacrosse lose big in first round


Junior Caitlyn Schwartz runs with the ball against Mt. Lebanon (PA) on March 25. The Atoms lost 11-5.

Mahdi Larhmari, Staff Writer

With an amazing season for Girls Varsity lacrosse last year, the girls were always going to have pressure to perform well again. Unfortunately for the team, they were not able to live up to the hype.

On Thursday, May 4, the girls were knocked out in the first stage of districts. The Varsity lacrosse team was blown out by West Potomac High School, by a deficit of 19 points. The final score when the game ended was 24-5.

The girls lacrosse team came off a Patriot conference championship from last year and a season filled with stunning games and beautiful play of lacrosse. But sadly, the girls were not able to perform and cooperate as well as they did last year.

With a record of 11-9 last year, the girls were showing promising build up coming into the 2017 spring season. However, they would not be able to meet the standards of last year.

The Varsity Girls lacrosse team ended with a disappointing record of 4-11, needing stronger individual performances.

Not only did the record show the girls performance, but also how the girls played in each second of the game. The performance by each player on the team was not enough to push them past the first game of districts.

Many players had comments about the game.

“I wanted to beat them so badly and this was our chance, sadly they beat us,” junior Mckenzie Yi said. “Next year, we will be in a new district and I am confident enough in improving as a team and getting to states next year.”

Junior Grace Hatch reflected on how the season went.

“The season didn’t go as planned but I think we learned an incredible amount of knowledge and things to help us in the future,” Hatch said.

Hatch also thought that she and the team can improve. “I think we had pretty good chemistry, but we can improve on our game strategy and we can try to use each other more often in game,” Hatch said.

They will be looking to come back next year and reverse the momentum, and try and restore some of the greatness from the 2016 season.
Working towards a better record will be their goal, and perseverance will be needed to achieve that.