Saints Girls Lacrosse Finishes Second in Conference
Saints Girls Lacrosse Finishes Second in Conference
Jenny Carroll

After losing two tough games against Tower Hill and Charter, the St. Andrew's girls' lacrosse team went on a three-game winning streak in early May, beating Wilmington Friends and Sanford to finish second in the Independent Conference, and culminating with a 9-6 victory over St. Mark's. The Saints dealt St. Mark's, who had been ranked second in the state just that morning, just their second loss in the season, only allowing the Spartans to score six goals—a season-low for St. Mark's compared to their average of 17.6 per game. Reagan Meyer '19 set the tone for the game by pushing the fast break and scoring the Saints' first goal less than 20 seconds into the game. The Saints slowed the game down, possessing the ball on offense and waiting for open looks. The defense, led by Audrey Saliba '18, crashed hard on any drive and was relentless in pressuring the ball. The Saints built on a 4-2 first-half lead, pouring in five more goals and making some important stops in the final minutes of the game. Elisa Davila '18 led the attack, notching four goals. Alex Cameron '18 (seen here) contributed two more and was instrumental on coming up with draw controls. Nancy Tucker '19 and Hanna Soulati '18 each had a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper Anna Gillespie '17 was fierce in net, making an impressive eleven saves. The Saints roll with this momentum on to face eight-time state champ, Cape Henlopen on Thursday and regular-season closer Ursuline Academy on Saturday.

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