Struggles continue for Patriots


Dev Zoks, Sports Editor

Girls lacrosse has had an up and down season this years, and just as they got on a win streak, they lost two straight.

On Apr. 8, they played Clarksburg where it was back and forth throughout the game, but the Patriots prevailed and were to able to win 20-14. Junior midfielder Kendall Clark lead the way on the offensive side, ending with six goals. “It was a great team win. I am happy I got to help my team get this key division win,” Clark said.

On Apr. 10, the girls traveled to Gaithersburg where they were able to defeat the Trojans for a crucial division win. It was the definition of a team win, as goals were scored by senior attack Abbie Hennessy, senior midfielder Raeann Carpenter, senior attack Ellie Cowen, senior defensemen Grace Henschel, senior midfielder Lilly Greenberg, Clark and junior midfielder Orly Strauss and sophomore attack Ella McGrath, sophomore midfielder Kirby Child, sophomore midfielder Paige Abid. With the heavy offensive attack, the girls won 13-5. “It was great that so many people got to score and we were able to get the win,” Carpenter said.

Two days later, the girls traveled to take on rival Churchill for one of their biggest games of the season. From the start Churchill was able to grab the lead and they never let it go, defeating the Patriots 23-4. It was a good team effort, but Churchill is one of the top teams in the state and were too much for the Patriots. “It was a tough loss, but we will be able to rebound,” junior defensemen Madison Linn said.

On Apr. 15, the girls took on Sherwood at home where they lost 18-4. The girls started off well with a 1-0 lead, but it took a downhill turn with Sherwood scoring an onslaught of goals. “These were a couple of tough losses, but we are feeling good going into the playoffs,” Greenberg said.

The girls are currently 4-5 and have three more regular season games against Whitman, Blair, and Walter Johnson before heading into the playoffs, where they look to head back to the regional finals. “Overall we have improved over the season and we are looking to make a push in the playoffs just like we did last year,” Linn said.