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Girls’ lacrosse week in review

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The Wildcats line up for the National Anthem before their game on April 16. The Cats were getting ready to begin their game against the Rockville Rams who they ultimately beat 15-4.

After a tough loss, 19-14, to the Damascus Hornets, the Cats defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars 10-9 on Friday, April 12. After this exciting win, the Wildcats were hungry and determined, ultimately crushing the Rockville Rams 15-4 on home turf on April 16.

At the end of the first quarter, the Cats were dominating the Rams with an exciting lead of 8-0. They were passing the ball effectively and with purpose, while also making good plays and ending with the ball in the goal.

Many of the Cats also had opportunities to score since they were largely on offense.

“Yesterday‘s game against Rockville wasn’t one of our most competitive games but I think we have the team chemistry and we’re still able to play to our fullest ability no matter the competition. I think I did pretty well on defense … I had a fast break and was able to run the ball down to attack,” senior Lyn McKaig said.

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On Thursday, April 18, the Wildcats played the Paint Branch Panthers on home turf and under the lights. This game was also in their favor as the Cats dominated the Panthers 15-2.

“I think we played really well although we could still tweak a few things in our offense … but we still played clean and had fun. We had great ball movement on our transitions and we defended great,” freshman Julia Zucconi said.

Finally, on Saturday, April 20, the Cats vanquished the Albert Einstein Titans 14-0 to wrap up their week.

The Cats dominated with their ball movement, turnovers and energy, although individually, some players believed they made mistakes that should be worked on.

“There were some parts of the game that I wasn’t super happy with, but I always try to learn from those moments so I can improve at lacrosse … Even though we won by many points and it was one of our less competitive games this season, everyone on the team showed up and gave it their all,” junior Mallory Booth said.

On Thursday April 25, the Cats play the Northwood Gladiators.

“I think we’re on the right track to go far this season and we’re constantly getting better,” Zucconi said.

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