Girls lax finishes strong


On Monday, April 22, the girls varsity lacrosse team traveled to Westminster School to face a very talented team and were unable to come out with a victory, losing 18-4.

“The kids worked really hard and played great settled defense,” Head Coach Tim Allerton said. He commented on how Westminister is one of the most talented teams that KO faces and how graduating seven seniors hurt their chances against a very athletic team.

The Wyverns bounced back on Wednesday, April 24, as they had an astounding 17-9 win against The Gunnery School. “It was kind of the game we put it all together,” Coach Allerton said. He praised his team’s all around good performance and natural flow of the game. Senior Co-captain Nicole Genga had a breakout game with five goals and sophomore Tori Swanson had an amazing performance.

KO then traveled to Hamden Hall Country Day School where they suffered a bitter defeat, with a final score of 11-10. “We dug ourselves a really deep hole, but we came back,” Coach Allerton said. In the end, the effort wasn’t enough to beat Hamden Hall as they consistently won the draw and were able to possess the ball for the last three minutes of the game. Despite the loss, junior goalie Amelia Levine had a terrific game.

The girls lacrosse team didn’t let that tough loss keep them down, as they hosted Marianapolis Preparatory School on Saturday, May 4, where the Wyverns blew away the competition, winning 15-4.

“We simply had better athletes,” Coach Allerton said. He praised his team’s drive and ability to fight hard for the entire game.

They followed up this amazing performance with another one, outlasting Miss Porter’s on Monday, May 6. The Wyverns came out on top with a score of 11-9. After falling behind, the Wyverns mounted a comeback. “We cleaned stuff up in the second half and never looked back,” Coach Allerton said. Genga, senior Co-captain Mia Seymour, freshman Abby McLaughlin, and junior Molly Jones helped seal the victory for the Wyverns.

On Saturday, May 11, KO traveled to Williston Northampton School, where they were unable to come out with a victory, losing 17-5.

“I was really happy with our effort,” Coach Allerton said. “No matter what the score says.” He commented on how Williston has many players that will go on to play lacrosse in college. He praised his team’s settled defense as they forced Williston to turn the