On Feb. 27, the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team kicked off their preseason with a non-conference home game against Hillsdale High School. Returning to Helm Field stronger than ever, they pulled off an impressive victory, winning the game 14-4. One particular standout scorer was senior captain Jackie Enns, who scored four goals throughout the game. Enns described the first game back, sharing, “It felt really great to get back out there and win in such a dominant way. We have been working really hard this season and it was super fun to see it all come together in such a fun game.” With their first game, the girls have already established themselves as a force to be reckoned with within the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League league.
The team continued their winning streak in their game against Stevenson School on Mar. 1, where they once again blew their opponents out of the water. The team scored a total of 13 goals, demonstrating their skilled offense as they never let up their attack on Stevenson’s defense. Alex Evans, a senior on the team, commented on their practices leading up to their game performance, stating that “Practice is great because everyone works together and we’re all super good friends. The captains are so smart and are always teaching us new things.” Overall, the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team is on its way to a great season, and it is clear that they have a bright future ahead of them.
Similarly, the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team started off strong with a win at their non-conference away game, where they played Los Altos High School. Undeterred by stormy weather, the Wildcats scored 13 goals to Los Altos’ 9, edging the opposing team out in the final quarter. Although Los Altos scored a staggering 6 goals in the second quarter, the boys came out of halftime eager to win and made 8 goals during the remainder of the game.
However, they faced two challenging teams in their next couple of games, falling short against Bellarmine College Preparatory and California High School. Senior Luke Sroka expressed his thoughts on the first couple of games, noting that “We’re 1-2, so definitely not what we wanted. But we have played some hard teams and I believe that we’re getting better every day.” Despite a tough loss to Bellarmine, with a final score of 4-17, the team managed to tighten the gap in their game against California’s Grizzlies, ending the close game at 7-16. However, both games were non-conference, so there is no doubt that the team will turn their rocky start around as the season begins. Aydan Celinski, a fellow senior on the team, expressed his excitement over the season’s start, explaining that the atmosphere on the team is especially good this year as a senior: “I like the kids on the team a lot. I feel like there’s a pressure to make sure there’s a good environment for the younger kids, but it’s just always been fun out there”.
Make sure to come out to Helm Field to support your Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse teams at their upcoming home games against Scotts Valley High School and Aptos High School on Mar. 17.
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