Lady Mustangs trample the Lady Eagles to victory


Trenton Hill

The Lady Mustangs raise their lacrosse sticks before breaking off onto the field. The team looked forward to coming away from the game victorious.

Trenton Hill, Sports Editor

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team hosted Eagles Landing high school to a fast-paced game on Wednesday, March 13. The Lady Mustangs got on the board quick as #99, Marissa Henderson, junior, scored the first points of the game.

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#4, Taylor Zuver, junior, looks over to the sidelines and celebrates with her coach and teammates after her recent goal. Zuver scored the second goal of the game, giving the Lady Mustangs a 2-0 lead.

Keeping their foot on the pedal, the Lady Mustangs scored yet another point early in the first. This time coming from #4, Taylor Zuver, junior.

Showing signs of a breakthrough, the Lady Eagles managed to get down field to what may have seemed like a promising opportunity to score, but #16, Shania Hyancinth, senior, came in for the save, building momentum for the Lady Mustangs. The save led to a score for #21, Dalaney Westbroek, sophomore, which then led to a score by Henderson.

Although the Lady Mustangs were scoring points left and right, the Lady Eagles maintained their composure and scored their first point of the game with one minute and twenty-four seconds left in the first half. During halftime, each team huddled up and discussed the changes that they felt were necessary to get them into a good position to come out with a win.

Returning back to the field for the second half, the Lady Mustangs tallied another point as they scored within the first two minutes of the half. The Lady Eagles retaliated with a goal of their own shortly after and yet another with twenty-one minutes and fifty-seven seconds of gameplay left.

It seemed as if each team came out with the same intention…score as many goals as possible as fast as possible. The Lady Mustangs answered the two back-to-back scores of the Lady Eagles with a goal of their own, nearly a two minutes after.

Although things seemed to get a little interesting, it was over just as quick as it started, as the Lady Mustangs scored three additional goals and kept the Lady Eagles from scoring another point until there was only fifty-one point seven seconds left in the game, sealing the Lady Mustang win with a final score of 10-4.

“We have had better games, but I felt like we definitely pulled it together for the win,” #30, Angelica Zac-Williams, senior, said.

Despite the great win, the Lady Mustangs hold themselves up to high expectations, so there is always room for improvement.

“Next game, we have to work on passing, ground balls, and communicating better,” Zac-Williams said.

Thriving off of team chemistry, the Lady Mustangs look forward to accomplishing great things this season.

“Without chemistry, teamwork is very hard to achieve. Chemistry adds an extra layer of trust that gives us an extra edge on the field. Luckily for us, we have a team of amazing girls who all have chemistry, which is why we have the record we have today,” Westbroek said.

Due to their belief in one another, the lacrosse team has a season record that reflects all of the hard work that they put in on the field night in and night out.

“The girls did good. They are 4-0. They are undefeated, and we are more than halfway through area play. We got a pretty good shot. If we keep it up, we are going to make the playoffs for the first time in program history,” Daniel Stowers, head coach and public safety teacher, said.

Coach Stowers has high expectations for the team, but he is not alone. The Lady Mustangs are very confident in their ability as a team and are eager to keep pushing towards history.

“We are going to make the playoffs for sure,” Zac-Williams said.

Without a doubt, it is the belief in one another that keeps this teams going.

“I have complete faith in my team. This is the first time in Ola’s history that the lacrosse team is coming together as not just a team, but a family. And what we lack in experience, we make up for in effort, teamwork, and an overall sense of spirit,” Westbroek said.

The Lady Mustangs will return the action on March 21st, where they will host the Starr’s Mill Panthers for a conference game.