Sports Updates: Indoor soccer falls short of championship, Lacrosse competes internationally

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Kathy Deaver and Eric Johnson

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Indoor soccer falls short of championship

Despite high hopes and an 8-2 season record, women’s indoor soccer fell to second against Garrison Forest in the championship. The final score of the Feb. 7 game was 1-0, an unusually low-scoring game for both teams.

“The game was disappointing because they scored early, but we worked hard the rest of the game and just couldn’t get a goal,” sophomore midfielder Gabby Centi said.

According to head coach Hayley Howe, the team, both varsity and JV outdoor soccer players, overcame the lack of scoring that plagued the outdoor season. In all of the regular season wins, the indoor team scored four or more goals. Top scorers included sophomore forwards Caroline Barwick and Abby Hormes.

“Indoor does wonders for our morale and our play,” Howe said.

Although the team only has one junior, Howe does not see this as a weakness.

“They’re like sponges and want to try new things,” Howe said.

“I look forward to next year because we will have mostly the same team and we know how each other play,” Centi said. “The team always has a good attitude which is important.”

Kathy Deaver is the Online Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

 

Lacrosse competes internationally

Since the addition of new men’s varsity lacrosse head coach Brian King, men’s lacrosse has been preparing to compete against some of the highest-caliber teams in high school lacrosse.

“The most important thing for us is being prepared and being in shape, which we’ve been working on for four months,” varsity lacrosse attacker senior Carson Walton said.

JC will face off against Boy’s Latin, the number one team in America and defending national champions, Landon Academy, ranked sixteenth in the U.S., and Hill Academy, ranked in the top 10 in North America.

“I don’t expect to blow these teams away. They’re ranked top in the nation for a reason,” King said. “There’s going to be lots of learning curves, and then we’ll go from there.”

The Patriots will still square off against in-conference rivals.

“We know there will be tough games, but we need to go into the games with the mindset to play our butts off,” Walton said.

Eric Johnson is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.