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Elizabeth Harmison

Senior attackman Mary Kate Gerety looks towards the goal for an open player. The women’s lacrosse team finished with a 10-8 record after being eliminated in the playoffs.

Women’s lacrosse

The varsity women’s lacrosse team finished their season after a loss in the quarterfinals to Roland Park, ending their season with a 10-8 record. “I think that our season overall went well, but it could have been a lot better,” junior midfielder Abby Hormes said, “we started out very strong, beating Spalding and Roland Park.”

However, after that, the team began to slump, losing four games in a row before beating C. Milton Wright. “[That streak] hit a lot of us mentally and tested our strength as individuals and as a team,” senior defenseman Anya McSorley said.

Despite a difficult losing streak, the women’s team never stopped fighting. “I’m most proud of the fact that our team never quit. We hustled until the last whistle of every single game,” McSorley said.

“My favorite part of the season was getting another year with the senior class again,” head coach Abbey Swift said, “it was good getting to be with the girls every day and help them grow as young athletes.”

Swift continued to push her team by setting little goals for them each game. Even if it was playing harder, winning draws, or getting 50-50 balls, each little goal was of high importance. “She [Swift] always said, ‘if we do the little things, the big things will take care of themselves,’” McSorley said.

Although the team is losing 11 seniors this year, there is talent in the returning players and underclassmen, according to Swift. “There are opportunities for the underclassmen and for people to step up to fill leadership roles,” Swift said.

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