Girls’ lacrosse wins first game of the season

Team beat Cooper 15-2


Shaydi Falcon

Junior Ryan Rasmussen #12, running ball down field. Varsity lacrosse game April 15, ending score 15-2.

Anna Benishek

After scoring during the first few minutes of the game, the team was on a streak ending with a score of 15-2. With only having a few weeks to prepare for its first game, girls’ lacrosse defeated Cooper April 15.  

According to head coach Kyle Sweeney, the team scored right away and was mostly on the attacking side of the field. The team was able to use the skills it learned in practice during the game. 

“It was really fun. We scored a couple of goals right away and we had a lot of great attack players, great shooters and after we got up a few, we started to work the ball around,” Sweeney said. “The ball was mostly on our attack end and we were able to practice a few things we’ve been practicing and preparing for the first game of the season.”

Senior Erin Brousseau said winning was a great start to the season and it influenced many players to work harder. 

“It was a great confidence booster and it’s a really engerzing start to the season because it motivated a lot of people in the harder games we have coming up,” Brousseau said. 

According to junior Luna LaBelle, the chance to play with her newer teammates and goals scored were highlights from the game. 

“Getting our first goal and working together for the first time because we have a lot of new players that are younger than us, so it was a really interesting game to play with everyone,” LaBelle said.  

Sweeney said the team attempted different tactics during the game, however, it didn’t work as planned.  

“We tried some things, none of them had a lot of success, but it’s better to try it out in a game you’re going to win versus a game where you’re panicked to keep up,” Sweeney said. “It’s still the beginning of the season, so we have a lot to work on.” 

According to Brousseau, the team needs to improve on its teamwork and more coverage of the field. 

“In general (we need to) build our team chemistry even more and have a better base for the next game of where to find people and getting open for the ball,” Brousseau said.

LaBelle said she’s looking forward to team bonding and learning new skills from the team. 

“Getting to know each and everyone of the players, working as a team, growing as a whole entire team and getting better,” LaBelle said. 

Park’s next game will be at 6 p.m. April 20 at home against Visitation/St. Paul Academy.