Girls’ lacrosse pushes past Barons, improve to four wins

The Wildcats huddle before the start of the Whitman game. The Vikings bested the Wildcats 9-8. “I think we need to work on communication and having more faith in ourselves to handle hard situations,” sophomore defender Peyton Brown said.

With almost half of their season underway, the girls’ lacrosse team continued to gain momentum on Saturday, April 15, where their overall record improved to 4-1. Despite a rain delay in the middle of the second half, the Wildcats were able to put another tally in the win column by beating BCC.

The Barons eliminated the Wildcats in the first round of the playoffs last year, so after this key win, the Wildcats feel ready to take on the second half of their season.

“We lost to them in the playoffs last season. It was good to have redemption. We’ve prepared for this game for a while and it’s nice to see all the hard work being paid off. However, we can’t get in our heads even if we are the best team in April. We need to be the best team come May,” sophomore defender Peyton Brown said.

At this point in the season, the Wildcats have only fallen to Whitman in a heartbreaking, sudden death overtime loss on April 12. Although the final score was 9-8, the Wildcats showed their commitment and competitiveness a day prior to this game and attended a 5:30 a.m. practice before school.

“I think our team chemistry is great which is why we have been so successful. We work so well together. My teammates make going to practice fun and I love being with them,” sophomore attacker Ginger Fishberg said.

Along with BCC, the Wildcats have beaten Richard Montgomery, Churchill and Wootton. The team’s next game will be at home on Wednesday, April 19 against Gaithersburg at 7 p.m.

“I think we can improve on our team dynamic and really connecting on the field in the games to come,” junior midfielder Natalya Krouse said.