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Park wins in overtime

Girls lacrosse completes the comeback
Isaac Schulman
Junior Kate Grimm cradles the ball April 27. Park finished the comeback and beat Holy Angels 11-10.

After a back and forth game Park girls lacrosse scored two goals in the last minute, sending the game to overtime where Park made their comeback and beat Holy Angels 11-10.

Assistant coach Hayley Savat said the team has been playing well lately, including catching a big win against Two Rivers.

“Recently, we had a good win against Two Rivers and fought really hard against Benilde, which is the returning state champion and best game we’ve ever played against them,” Savat said. “Then we just had a big overtime win against Holy Angels, which wasn’t our best total game, but we came back at the end even while down a player.”

Senior Lily Fandell Thompson said the team has been playing much better after the Benilde St. Margaret’s game.

“We got off to a rough start, but we’ve really picked it up lately,” Thompson said. “After our game against BSM, we’ve had a lot of momentum and have worked way more cohesively together, leading to lots of positive outcomes on the field.”

Junior Ailish Fitzpatrick said the team has some basics to work on, but she still holds high aspirations for sections.

“We definitely need to practice our communication and ground balls,” Fitzpatrick said. “Other than that, I’d love to see us make it to the second round of sections at the end of the year.”

Savat said they remained calm throughout the whole game, but they can’t always rely on a lucky ending.

“We did well, at the end of the game when we remained down, we could’ve easily faltered and let the penalties overtake the game,” Savat said. “In the future, we need to go back to the basics (catching, passing and ground balls), we’re not always gonna be able to come back with all the pretty plays we had at the end.”

Thompson said they need a hotter start to succeed later on, but they got an extra kick at the end of this game.

“We need to attack the game from the start; allowing the other team to kick it into gear is not gonna help us in the future,” Thompson said. “After being a man down, though, we really started to pick it up, leading us to our late game comeback.”

The next game for girls lacrosse is at 7:00 p.m. April 30 against Waconia at Waconia High School.

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Ari Lissauer
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Hi my name is Ari Lissauer and I'm a junior. This is my third year being on Echo staff and I'm a photo editor. I mostly take pictures but I also write sometimes. Other hobbies of mine are playing sports like hockey, basketball and golfing. I like hanging out with my friends and working out. This year I look forward to meeting new people and taking photos.  
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My name is Isaac Schulman I am a sophomore and I like baseball and football. I’m excited to be in Echo because I like writing and I like reading the newspaper. I play football. I like to hangout with my friends.   

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