Girls Lacrosse Wins Home Opener

Spartans start the season 1-0

A rainy and cold day in Alumni Stadium did not slow down the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team, who defeated the Westbrook Blue Blazes 14-0 on Thursday, April 14. Seven different goal scorers contributed to the win along with a locked-in defense that only allowed one shot.

Senior Daylin Soule led the Spartans in goals, notching four in the first game of the season. Juniors Kaylynne Hessler, Emerson Tolpin, Lily Kallis and Violet Quinn added two tallies each, with Hessler also contributing two assists. Seniors Cayla Gwilt and Elaina Hanselmann also put one in the back of the net, with freshman Mckenna Nanartowich earning her first varsity start and assist.

The team won 11 of the 16 draw controls, with Hessler and Tolpin leading the charge in ground balls. Defensively, Kallis and junior Miranda Tanguay led the team in forced turnovers, leading an impressive defensive line that only allowed one shot in the game. Goalkeeper Lila Bernier earned her first shutout at the varsity level with the win.

“A lot of players showed great tenacity today and everyone contributed in this win,” said coach Kelly Foley, who is in her second season as head coach. “Every player that stepped out on that field today made a difference and I’m excited to watch us improve each game.”

The Spartans host Traip Academy at home next week during school vacation on April 19 at 11 a.m. Junior Varsity is to follow at 12:15 p.m.

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