Girls lacrosse’s extraordinary season comes to an end with 12–6 loss to Dulaney

By Bennett Solomon

The girls lacrosse team (14–2) fell to the Dulaney Lions (10–6) 12–6 in the state semifinals Saturday afternoon.

The Vikes scored quickly to start the game, but the Lions answered right back. The two teams traded goals again, making it 2–2 with 18:30 left in the first half.

The Lions took over after the first few goals and dominated the rest of the half. They scored five more goals and only gave up two in the rest of the first half, taking a 7–4 lead going into halftime.

“I think we could’ve moved the ball a little faster,” defender Regan Kreter said. “I think the just came down to the draw and Dulaney was extremely aggressive.”

The Lions didn’t hold back to start the second half, scoring two quick goals. They dominated the rest of the way, and the Vikes could only score two more goals before the final whistle.

Attackers Casey O’Grady and Julia Strauch each had four goals for the Lions. For the Vikes, Hannah Freund and Maddy Kostopulos each had two goals.

The team had an incredible season, though they’ll be losing ten seniors.

“Everyone is going to have to work extremely hard this offseason during fall and winter ball,” Kreter said. “The team is going to be very different next year without the seniors, but I think if everyone steps up we will have a great season.”