Girls lacrosse determined to move past recent losing streak

After a series of tough losses, the BHS varsity girls’ lacrosse team is hoping to focus on a few key aspects of their playing, in order to have a more successful end to the season. In the past few weeks, the girls played against Castilleja and Menlo Atherton, where they were edged out by just a few points. With these losses, their record is set at 0-6 for Peninsula Athletic League.

While these recent games have been tough, the Panthers have still been playing well. In a recent game against Menlo-Atherton on April 12, freshman Margaret Barber scored the first goal of the game, and continued to lead the team to more goals. While the team is still in the process of adjusting to the new coach, the players are continuing to focus on key aspects of game play like retrieving ground balls and winning the draws which occur at the beginning of the game. Even though no seniors will be playing varsity lacrosse in colleges next year, the seniors are still diligent to remain leaders for the team.

Besides the team’s need for improvement in game play, they are focusing on communication as well. Senior Hannah Piña reflected on another important factor to help them win their upcoming games.

“We are trying to make sure that we have synergy as a team to work together the best we can because that’s how we win games,” Piña said.

Even though the team will be losing seven experienced senior players after this year, they will still be leaving the team in good hands.

“I think not only upperclassmen will be the leaders, but the experienced younger players will also be important for the success of the team next season,” senior captain Tori Smith said.

With this rough patch hopefully behind them, the girls lacrosse team hopes to secure some wins before the end of the season in mid-May. Come out to watch the girls play at home against Sacred Heart Prep on May 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Posted on May 1, 2016 .