Girls lacrosse competes in invitational tournament

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

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It was an unfortunate tournament for the varsity girls lacrosse team as they faced disappointing results in it.
The girls faced off against teams such as Madison, Oakton, Langley, and West Potomac High School.
It was an invitational tournament, so the schools played at the stadium field and the track field for most of the day.
Junior Kenzie Gardner felt the team played tough against their match ups but it wasn’t the best of results.
“The tournament on Saturday wasn’t easy for us on the field. During the second half, it did get better with more pressure on our opponents and being strong on defense,” Gardner said. She also feels the season has been a bumpy journey thus far.
“I would say this season, had been a bit of rocky one. There are times where we are completely on the same page, and times where we feel stuck,” Gardner said.
Head Coach Cindy Hook agrees.
“The season hasn’t been going to plan record wise, but the girls have been playing hard lacrosse throughout and look to get only better,” Hook said.
In order to turn the season around, the girls have to start fixing their problems.
“One problem, I would point out is being able to hear each other on the field. We tend to say things out loud, but sometimes we can’t hear because it has only been said once or twice and that creates an effect if others can’t hear it,” Gardner said. ”Another problem I have noticed is the lack of stick skills that we should know.”
Hook believes communication is a big factor and are working hard in practice to fix all these issues. The girls squad have been focusing on overcoming a certain issue and overcoming it with confidence and clearing up any questions.
“Practices are mixed up so we don’t get too comfortable with what we have been doing.” Gardner said. A goal the team has is to advance far in the playoffs and they plan to do so by fixing some of the problems they’ve been noticing. “This team has so much potential and hype in them, which makes us want to work harder and get better,” Hook said.
The girls will be preparing for their next game at home against West Potomac on Thurs. April 12.