Girls Wolfpack LAX Battles PA & St. George’s

Friday April 29, 2011

Hyde-Woodstock Girl’s Lacrosse vs. Portsmouth Abbey Junior Varsity

Hyde-Woodstock – 12
Portsmouth Abbey – 14

Hyde traveled to Portsmouth Abbey to take on their junior varsity team.  The team was warned at the beginning of the game about checking properly and this would prove to be a problem for the inexperience of the defense as Hyde was continuously called for checking too close to the head.  Portsmouth Abbey scored first but Hyde was soon to follow and the score went back and forth for the entire game.  The game was exciting and ultimately came down to minimizing turnovers and stopping one player from Portsmouth Abbey which turned out to be too difficult for the defense.  Hyde committed too many of those illegal checks and gave the ball away.  It was a good learning experience.

The girl’s worked hard and never gave up.  There were some stand out performances and some firsts.  Standout performances includeAlexis Holdampf ’12 she led the team in goals, and ground balls with 5 goals, 6 ground balls and 3 ball controls.  Bryn Nolan ’12 had 4 goals and as many ground balls.  Andrea Sayegh ’12 had 2 goals, 3 ground balls and 4 draw controls.  Jahmalia St. Claire ’14 had her first goal of the season off of a free position shot.  Hyesong Back ’12 had 10 saves.  Yang Yi ’12 and Madeline Gartman ’12 led the defense.  Tomorrow the team travels down the road to St. Georges to take on their thirds team.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hyde-Woodstock Girl’s Lacrosse vs. St. George’s Third’s Team

Hyde-Woodstock – 6
St. George’s – 4

The Hyde Girl’s Lacrosse team traveled to St. Georges in Newport Rhode Island and were a bit distracted by the view of the ocean from the field, at first.  St. Georges drew first blood and were able to keep it close for the entire game.  Hyde was once again plagued by penalties from shooting space, to pushing, to improper checking.  The inexperience of the defense proved once again to be a challenge as time after time the team gave the ball back to St. Georges to shoot.  Hyesong Back ’12 had her best half of the season stopping 7 close proximity shots in the first half.  Hyde found itself with a 3 to 1 lead at halftime.

The second half started with a flurry of goals from St. Georges and Hyde found itself behind by a goal.  During a time out the importance of ground balls and working together was discussed.  The girls understood that the game was theirs to win or lose.  Bryn Nolan ’12 stated that Hyde was not going to lose the game and they came out shooting.  Hyde would take the lead late in the half and keep it until the clock ran down.  They were proud of themselves.

Alexis Holdampf ’12 once again led all scorers with 4 goals.  Andrea Sayegh ’12 had a goal and an assist.  Bryn Nolan ’12 also contributed a goal. Marlena Reeves and Madeline Gartman ‘12 had solid games defensively.  The team travels to St. Andrews to avenge a loss from earlier in the season.  It will be a test to see how much the team has learned and grown.