Girls Lacrosse Looking to Build

After one week of games, the girls lacrosse team is still looking for a chance to ring the victory bell and stands at 0-2-1.

GLaxSticksThey started the season on the road versus Massena, Vermont Academy, and Potsdam. The first contest in Massena saw the girls fall behind 7-1 after the first half, only to fight back and close Massena’s lead to 10-8 with three minutes left. Led by Madison Gneo ‘17, Mina Petrovich ‘18, and Sara Donatello ‘18, the girls did not quit and made this quite a competitive game.

On Wednesday, a 3 hour bus ride to Vermont Academy ended in a 10-10 tie. Kira Collins ‘17 was excellent in goal and Madison Gneo ‘17 led the girls offensively with 5 goals.

On Friday, the Huskies faced off against Potsdam. The girls started the game not ready to play. Sloppy turnovers and penalties allowed Potsdam to jump out to a 5-3 lead at the half. The second half was very even with Collins making big stops and Keeley Rose ‘18 and Kelsey Bannister ‘17 leading the defense. Northwood closed the gap to 7-6 and found themselves with power play and a chance to tie in the closing minutes. Potsdam won the ball and did a good job playing keep away and prevented the Huskies from gaining any offensive opportunities to close the game. Head Coach Gino Riffle said, “For a group where many are new to the game, the first week of the season had many positives to build upon.”

Next up for the girls is Ogdensburg at home on Monday. Good seats are still available.


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