Girls Lacrosse beats Pioneer 15-2

Lauren Daniel and Yue Shi

The Girls lacrosse team crushed the Pioneer with a score of 15-2 on Friday. Ever since the Vikes lost to Gunn last Thursday, the lacrosse girls have been trying to get back on track.

The game started off pretty close with one goal from each side. The score remained so until there were fourteen minutes in the first half. With twelve minutes left in the half, Kaitlin Chiu (‘17) broke the deadlock with a goal. The Vikes may have felt lost with their coach being absent and having no substitutes.

Charlotte Cheng (‘18) scored with 7 minutes left in the first half making the score 4-1. After that, the girls kept the ball on the other team’s side for the majority of the game.

Ellen Goncher (‘18) and Emma Staiger (‘18) secured a score of 6-1 before the first half of the game finishes.

During the second half, the Vikes continued with their total domination. Gocher scored within the first 30 seconds of the second half making the score 7-1.

Staiger sprinted down the length of the field to score with 23 minutes left in the game. Followed with Cheng, Goncher, Anna Seligson (‘18) and Chius’ goals, the score soon became 15-1 with 10 minutes left in the game.

Paly started holding the ball and running the clock at the end. The Pioneers scored one goal making the score 15-2.

With an outstanding performance, Staiger commented on the game, “Thursday I think that we weren’t playing as a team like we usually do, and I think that continued in the first half of the Pioneer game. At half time, we regrouped and were able to get back to playing as a team in the second half, and I think that’s what really made a difference.”

The Vikes will play against Willow Glen High School at Willow Glen the coming Tuesday.