With sweat pouring down their necks and dirt covering their uniforms, girls lacrosse has fought hard this season earning themselves a record of 5-2. They have played some tough teams like Lambert who they lost to by a large margin last year; however, this season they beat them by one point, showing their improvement. Some of their biggest rivals this year are Blessed Trinity, Cambridge, St. Pius and Holy Innocents’.
They won 15-11 against Starr’s Mill on Friday, March 11th. Senior Sydney Weissman and sophomore Lindsay Hayes both had four goals in their game along with senior Mary Cowart having six draw controls to help take the Wolves to victory.
Hayes said, “We all played well together as a team and went up and beat a team that was supposed to be harder competition for us… Overall it was a good game for everyone.”
The girls’ team took a trip to Lake Burton this year for a team retreat to promote team bonding at the beginning of the season; this seemed to be effective because their chemistry has been great on and off the field.
The team takes a group selfie after every game, and they also have frequent team dinners to help encourage team bonding. Hayes’ favorite part of the season has been playing with the seniors because of her close connection with them.
Boys Lacrosse has had a successful but tough beginning to their season with a record of 3-2. Some of their biggest opponents are GAC, Cambridge and Blessed Trinity. Although they lost their game against GAC on Friday, they have shutout other teams like Forsyth Central and won by margins of ten or more to teams like Fellowship Christian.
The team has pre-game dinners to be energized and ready for each game. They also have pre-game rituals like eating honey before every game. These rituals are performed in their locker room.
Junior Sid Brendel says that one of his favorite experiences from the season so far is going to “Bojangles with the ball boys” because it is a nice time for the team to bond.