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Girls lacrosse faces setback

Game against Benilde leaves team motivated
Paxon Myers

On April 25, Park’s girl’s lacrosse team played against Benilde, whilst it was a loss, the team showed that they were motivated. The game initially went back and forth, with Benilde eventually coming ahead with the final score being 6-17. Junior Tamara Smith said she thought the team did well, and that the score was kept tight throughout the game.

“They did great, this is my first varsity game,” Smith said. “I know that they have had difficulties with Benilde in the past, we kept the score pretty close.”

Coach Kate Person said she thought the team played great and that this was a high point for the team.

“We played the best that I’ve ever seen them play, we meshed together the whole time,” Person said.

Person said they were focused the entire game, and that despite a lack of subs, the team pushed through.

“We kept our grip the entire game, and even though we don’t have a ton of subs, everyone worked the hardest they could,” Person said.

Smith said the defense was particularly good this game, and the team was good at keeping the ball.

“Definitely defense, and holding the ball (were some things the team did well). We have a play called settle; it’s just passing around the ball,” Smith said. “They (the team) got really good at being patient.”

Smith said the defense could use improvement in future matches, and that it had negative impacts on the game.

“We got lost on defense, so the talk collapsed. Varsity is just a whole different world,” Smith said.

Person said the team needs to improve on ball plays and defense.

“We still need to work on ground balls and a little bit quicker defense, but otherwise we did everything we have been working on,” Person said.

Grimm said intensity is something that the team needs to improve on.

“We need to keep playing at this intensity throughout the season,” Grimm said.

According to Smith, the team’s future goals are to keep trying to win and grow together.

“Win, be together this season and grow as a family,” Smith said.

The next game is against Academy of Holy Angels 11:00 a.m. April 27 at Park.

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Jaiden Leary
Jaiden Leary, Echo Staffer
Hi my name's Jaiden Leary, I'm a junior and I like writing stories about politics and what's going on in the world. My current hobbies are reading and walking my dog. 
Paxon Myers
Paxon Myers, Echo Staffer
Hi, My name is Paxon, I’m a junior and this is my first year in Echo. I love sports and I do track for school. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with friends and I like to travel around the country.

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