Girls varsity lacrosse shoots past Manchester

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Liam Flaherty

Kaitlin Johnson '17 battles a Crusaders player behind the net in attempt to gain control of the ball.

Liam Flaherty, Sports Editor

The Cavaliers traveled to Manchester Wednesday to play their tenth game of the season against the Crusaders. Located on one of the school’s turf facilities, the scene was a very dreary one. Dark skies, unpredictable rain and inconsistent winds overcast the field throughout the entire afternoon. However, the Cavs’ play would not reflect the miserable weather surrounding them.

Never trailing for a single minute, the Cavaliers went on to win the contest by a score of 20-7. Throughout the game, the team received strong contributions on offense from a wide variety of players. Mariah Passamonte led all scorers with a total of seven goals while Shae Berry ‘16, Kaitlin Johnson ‘17 and Celeste Fetter ‘18 all added three of their own. Marin Owens ‘15, Hannah MacLeod ‘15 and Kelly Snyder ‘16 each put one ball in the back of the net as well.

The fast-paced offense of the Cavs was ultimately too much for the Crusaders to handle. Good chemistry and the strong fundamental ability to quickly get the ball down the field helped lead the Cavs to victory.

Defensively, Alyssa Rich ‘15 was very vocal and instrumental in controlling the Crusaders’ attack while goalies Felicity Robert ‘17 and Abbey Schulz ‘18 stood their ground in the net, making key saves when needed. Continually talking and supporting one another on and off the field, it was obvious to see how much this team enjoys playing with each other.

Just four games remain in the regular season for the Cavs, who still hope to gain a spot in the upcoming playoffs.

If there were ever a game to begin a playoff push, Wednesday’s would be the best. Both offensively and defensively, the Cavs showed up.

On Friday, the team hopes to bring some of what they showed at Manchester to Nashua North as they take on the Titans.