MHS Girls Lacrosse beat MICDS 14-13 for the first time on Monday
Down by 3 goals at the beginning of the game, girls varsity lacrosse worked to catch up and beat Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS) for the first time in history on April 15th.
“It was the best feeling ever,” Lauren Fenton, junior, said. “I almost started crying out of happiness because we have been working so hard, and they beat us at State in our previous season.”
The team competed in preseason games earlier this semester and now practices most days for at least two hours to prepare. Ultimately they hope to win State this year after coming in second to MICDS last year with a final score of 20-7.
Fenton has played goalie for the team since her freshman year and noticed improvements this year.
“This year we got a professional goalie coach, Amy Porta, who has gotten to work with us one on one so we have really improved,” Fenton said. “It has definitely made us stronger in our playing, and overall, we have become a more solid team.”
This new team strength isn’t only noticed by Fenton, as Sophia Lombardi, senior, has noticed their new dynamic and bond.
“Communication is extremely important in games like lacrosse, and we were able to communicate really well,” Lombardi said. “Our defense was talking a lot and the attack was working together to ultimately lead us to victory.”
Lombardi scored 5 of the 14 goals in the game and also helped to run out time at the end to ensure a victory.
“We all just wanted to win so bad. When we were losing by 3, we all just had a set mindset that we can’t lose,” Lombardi said.
Christopher Elledge, varsity girls lacrosse head coach, was proud of the team and what they were able to accomplish.
“I know it is just high school and sports, but it felt amazing to win,” Elledge said. “They played extremely well and worked as a team.”
At practice, Elledge works to get a lot of fundamental work in as well as weightlifting, stretching, and mindful exercises.
He wants to coach well-rounded players to ensure strong team that not only plays well but has fun and does their best.
There next game is April 24th at Lafayette.
“At the end of the day, the most important thing is that the player, no matter who they are or what’s going on, is doing there best and always coming prepared,” Elledge said.
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