Girls lacrosse loses heartbreaker to Churchill 9–8

By Sam Shiffman

[score id=”49593″ align=”right”] The girls lacrosse team (4–2) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs 9–8 Thursday night in a highly contested game that saw multiple cards and an ejection.

Midfielder Gaby Svec pushes the ball up the field trying regain the lead for the Vikes. Photo courtesy Tomas Castro
Midfielder Gaby Svec pushes the ball up the field, trying to regain the lead for the Vikes. Photo by Tomas Castro

The Vikes got off to a rough start, falling behind 2–0 in the first five minutes of the game. While the squad tied the game multiple times throughout the first half, they were unable to take the lead.

The game was often slowed down due to fouls that resulted in the Vikes playing a man down.

“Playing a man down made it hard on defense but it really changed the way we played on attack,” midfielder Julia Curran said. “Since someone was always being double teamed, our attack had to work really hard to beat the double.”

Attackers Hannah Ginsky, Gaby Svec and Rae Harrison all received yellow cards and midfielder Eden Gray received a red card and will be suspended from the Vikes’ next game. As more fouls were called on the team, the squad became increasingly upset.

Despite the fouls, the team cut the Bulldogs’ lead to one with just minutes remaining in the game. In the end, the Vikes were unable to overcome the Bulldogs’ lead, falling 9–8.

The Vikings next face the Walter Johnson Wildcats Monday at 7:15.