The girls varsity lacrosse team has had a strong season with a record of 9-7. The team will be graduating a lot of talented players but also have young and upcoming talent. The team was composed of seven seniors, three juniors, six sophomores, and three freshman.
The team developed their skills throughout the season.“I feel as though a lot of girls have stepped up this year and many players have gained confidence which contributes to our success,” said junior Nicole Genga.
On Thursday, May 3, the Wyverns were able to hold off Ethel Walker to win 17-12. Senior Julia Lantieri led the team, scoring nine goals. In addition, Genga scored three, junior Haley Carangelo added two goals to the total and also had two assists, senior Maitland Bailey had two goals, and senior Abby Eberle also scored a goal and had five assists.
The players tried to focus on the details this season.“As a team as a whole, I think we have really improved our fundamentals including stick work, allowing us to be successful when attacking,” said Genga. “Also, the defense has really worked together to cause the other team to drop the ball that ultimately resulting in us getting possession and scoring.”
On Wednesday, May 2, KO battled against the Hamden Hall Hornets. Once again, Lantieri lead the team with six goals, followed by Carangelo and Eberle each with three goals and three assists. Bailey put in three goals, Genga added two, junior Mia Seymour had one goal and an assist, and sophomore Kathryn Westrick scored a goal. In net, sophomore Amelia Levine had seven saves to help the Wyverns become victorious.
Although there were some close games that did not always end in KO’s favor, the team was able to come back and get some wins. “Although we lost some games we should have won, we got to a point where we are on the same page as a group,” said Head Coach Allerton.
The team has had a lot of outstanding players this season who were able to help the team succeed. “Lantieri is on track to beat the all time school record for scoring, and Levine has done a really good job in goal,” said Coach Allerton. “The rotating defense as a whole have had some outstanding games.”
The group of seven seniors have helped to bring the team together for the last couple of years. “They have been a great group to coach and have been a lot of fun, but also determined,” said Coach Allerton.
As a group, the seniors have never had a losing record while on the team. “Over time, our success came from working together and getting comfortable with each player’s weakness and strengths and using that to our advantage,” said Genga.