Girls Lacrosse Falls to Saint Francis

Sabrina Hall and Quinn Knoblock

The Paly girls lacrosse team lost to the Saint Francis Troubadours 17-8 in an exciting match this Thursday afternoon.

The first half of the game was kicked off with Saint Francis taking a 4-1 lead in the first 10 minutes. Later in the half, Paly came back with two more goals scored by Ellen Goncher (‘18) and Charlotte Cheng (‘18), but Saint Francis continued to be successful in front of the goal, with the end of the half being marked with a score of 7-3.

The second half kicked off with a strong showing by Paly, with three goals being scored in quick succession by Goncher, Cheng, and Emily Wood (‘19). The Viking’s strong momentum led to a boost of confidence within the team, but the girls still struggled to maintain control of the ball as the half progressed.

Throughout the second half, the Vikings encountered a few issues regarding physicality; Abby Ramsey (‘19) was awarded a yellow card for violation of shooting space, and Emma Staiger (‘18) was given one as well for checking the Saint Francis goalie in the head.

As the game came to a close, the Troubadours continued to score, but not without a fight from the Vikes. The game concluded with a successful shot from Cheng, but it was not enough to bring Paly to victory. The final score was 17-8 with the Troubadours taking the win.

“We played a tough game and we played really well. I think we’re just looking to push ourselves a little bit further in practice so that we can come out and be ready for these teams. but overall I’m really proud of our team,” Cheng said when asked about the team’s performance.

The girls are hoping to bounce back in their next game against Pioneer High School on March 17 at 7:00.