Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Game ended with final score of 2-18 against Jefferson


Hayley Westwood

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight.

“We got in our heads they are really fast and aggressive and they had all these fancy plays and they seem to really know what they are doing,” McClinton said. “We played the best we could. We played strong and we did not get too down on ourselves even though the score (was) bad.”

Coach Kyle Sweeney said Jefferson is a strong team so Park came in wanting to fight for the win.

“It was a tough game. We know they are a good team so we just wanted to play our best,” Sweeney said.

According to sophomore Keely Berntsen, the team played well even though the score doesn’t reflect it.

“The score doesn’t look great, but we played well and made some good connections and some good plays on defense,” Berntsen said. “I think we could work on making better passes.”

According to Sweeney, the team played better in the second half.

“We were missing two of our best defenders so we had to get into the groove of that, but we played much better in the second half,” Sweeney said.

McClinton said going into the game the team had a positive attitude.

“We came into the game thinking just because they are super good doesn’t mean we have to lose,” McClinton said. “We still had a chance. It was anyone’s game.”

According to Berntsen, even though Jefferson is a good team, Park tried their hardest even though they were down by a lot the whole game.

“We knew this was going to be a tough team but we wanted to try our hardest and show them what we can do,” Berntsen said.

The team will play in Sections at 4:30 p.m. May 29 at Lincoln Field.