Girls' Junior Varsity Lacrosse
vs Ethel Walker School
Score/Result: 8-2 W
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Girls JV Lacrosse team beat Ethel Walker today through successive transfer possessions in the midfield, disciplined play on defense, and smart offensive set-ups. After a week full of refining midfield ball possession and cutting, Taft proved that they were ready to put what they learned into action. The JV girls showed that they were willing to fight to win the 50/50 battles and play disciplined lacrosse to get the win.
Elle Carroll had a stand out game, taking three shots and tallying three goals for a 100% shooting average. Amelia Bermingham also played a great game using her vision to find her teammates numerous times and setting them up in the fan for uncontested shots. Amelia also tallied a goal for the game. Katelyn Schoenholtz continues to show a strong drive for the net and a strong finish, contributing two goals to Taft's total this afternoon. Maggie Lineberger played great midfield defense, picking up Ethel Walker midfielders coming down with speed and contributing to double teams. Maggie also had a goal today. Another strong contributor to the midfield and Taft transition was Lexi Long. More than once during the first half, Lexi Long provided essential transfer balls up to Amelia Bermingham to be distributed on offense. Along with this forward momentum in the midfield, Lexi tallied a non-dominant lefty goal in the second half for Taft's eight and final goal. Meme Ewald and Paige Whittemore both contributed shots to the offensive play throughout the game by utilizing their lefty dominance to roll the crease and make cuts that were difficult to defend. Dede McKelvy tallied two shots off of passes from Bermingham but could not find the back of the net today against a very strong Ethel Walker goal tender.
Along with great transfers and offensive passing, Taft demonstrated proficiency on defense. A number of players had interceptions, including two from low defender Brooke Majewski who continues to be an anchor in Taft's system defense play. Along with Majewski, Sophia Dawn and Megan Stone had great defensive performances by picking up ground balls, keeping their players to the outside, and helping get the ball back up into the midfield. Hope Tierney won a number of ground balls as well as played a pivotal role in winning draws and recovering hard on defensive transition. Goaltender Maggie Blatz let in only two goals today. Along with a number of beautiful saves, Maggie also made two beautiful clears to cutting midfielders to initiate momentum back up onto offense.
After a strong performance, Taft won the game with a score of 8 to 2.