Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Team beats Robbinsdale Cooper by 12


Hayley Westwood

Sophomore Keeley Bersten scans the field for an open player May 2. Park beat Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2.

After defeating Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2, junior Emma Roloff said the game allowed the team to work on trying out different skills.

“Overall we had a time out in the first half and the coaches told us to work on more skill,” Roloff said. “(the game) was kind of a practice with transitions, attack plays (and) defense. Everything overall was good.”

According to assistant coach Ellie Heinricks, the team has a pregame routine to get them ready to compete.

“We had our pregame ritual where all the girls go over their goals before the game, and then we had a really good warm up,” Heinricks said. “(We) got our warmup music going and danced around. We were loose. We had fun, and we were ready to play.”

Senior Halle Weinmann said the teams’ dedication and commitment has showed throughout their games.

“I think (the game) went really well. We have been working hard this season, and it has really paid (off) so far,” Weinmann said.

According to Heinricks, in preparation for this game, the team adjusted their regular practice routine.

“This week we had two days of practice, so we had a really hard practice on Tuesday and a really fun practice Wednesday to just lighten up the mood and just get everyone excited about our games,” Heinricks said. “Normally we have a game Tuesday, practice Wednesday and a game Thursday, so we usually do not have the time to just have fun together. That was special for this week.”

Roloff said the team will work on specific parts of the game to improve before the next game.

“We have practice looking at attack and transitions — just basically perfecting everything,” Roloff said.

According to Weinmann, the next game against Chanhassen will be an even matchup.

“Chanhassen is usually a pretty hard team to beat, but we have been doing really well this season, and we have a good team, so hopefully it plays out well,” Weinmann said.

Park will play against Chanhassen 7 p.m. May 14 at St. Louis Park High School.