Girls lacrosse shuts down RM 14–1

By Joey Squeri

[score id=”49384″ align=”right”] The girls lacrosse team (3–1) triumphed over the Richard Montgomery Rockets 14–1 Saturday in an all-around dominant performance.

The Vikes stormed out to an early 7-0 lead, and ended the first half up 9-1.

Midfielder Eden Gray led the offense early on, scoring three of her season-high four goals in the first half. Gray also led the Vikings with four draws controlled which helped open up the attack for the team.

“Eden was crucial on the draws and Julia Curran really stepped up on the circle to win some draws,” attacker Gaby Svec said.

The squad was also able to transition well from defense to offense by using the width of the field effectively.

Midfielder Maddy Kostopulos shields the ball from a defender in Saturday's 14-1 victory. Photo courtesy Shelley Dane
Midfielder Maddy Kostopulos shields the ball from a defender in Saturday’s 14-1 victory. Kostopulos scored two goals in the win. Photo courtesy Shelley Dane

In addition to a quick start offensively, the team shut down the Rockets’ offense, holding them scoreless for the first 18 minutes of the game.

“Our defense stayed calm and talked through all of Richard Montgomery’s plays,” Svec said. “We stayed close to our cutters and we only allowed one goal the whole game.”

Goalie Claire Hisle also contributed to the defensive effort, saving multiple Rocket shot attempts throughout the game.

The Vikes next game is Tuesday against Wootton at 7:15.