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Girls’ lacrosse dominates over Leland chargers 21-9

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

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The girls’ lacrosse team dominated the Leland Chargers 21-9 on Tuesday, April 28th at home. The Vikings are 1st in their league.

Maya Benatar (‘16) believes the team got off to a slow start in the first half.

“I definitely think it was a rough start, we lost a lot of draws and missed a of starts, and they had a good goalie, but the second half we figured how to put the ball around and that’s why we did better,” Benatar said.

The game started off with the Chargers scoring the first goal of the night. The Vikings and the Chargers battled back and forth each scoring. However the Vikings took the lead following four consecutive Paly goals. The Chargers fought back scoring twice more before Paige Bara (‘15) netted her first goal for the Vikings. Bara sunk her second goal of the night into the net following a goal by teammate Allie Peery (‘15).

The Vikings took an 8-6 lead of the Chargers going into the second half.

The Chargers scored the first goal of second half but the Vikings quickly followed with three consecutive goals, including another goal by Peery and one by Liana Pickrell (‘15). The Chargers quickly retaliated by sinking another one in the back of the net. Benatar followed by quickly finding the back of the net for another Viking goal. Following several missed shots by both teams the Vikings dominated the rest of the second half, scoring a consecutive seven goals. The Vikings held this lead over the Chargers and dominated the second half, winning 21-9.

Coach Jamie Nesbitt is focused on her goals for the remainder of the season.

“For us, it’s to keep pushing ourselves everyday, we know that we’re probably going to see some of these teams again once we’re in the league playoffs, so to make sure that we’re still getting better and addressing the issues we saw today,” Nesbitt said.

The Vikings will play next on Thursday, April 30th at home.

 

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