Varsity girls lacrosse beats Lincoln-San Jose 13-3


Jessie Wang

Sophomore Piper White cradles the ball as she evades an opposing player. The eagles won the game 13-3.

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

The Varsity girls lacrosse team defeated Lincoln-San Jose 13-3 this Wednesday at home.

The first goal of the game was scored by Heidi Zhang (11) at the four-minute mark and was followed by four straight goals by Elise Mayer (11). Elise scored seven of the Eagles’ 13 goals.

Lincoln managed to score one goal in the first half, but the girls responded very quickly, with Heidi and Elise each scoring another goal, along with goals from Sara Yen (9), Zoe Sanders (9) and Lauren Russell (12). The Eagles led 10-1 at the half.

“I think we did pretty good.” Elise said. “We were on attack most of the time and got to work on all of our plays, so that was good.”

The girls put in more non-starter players and played more defensively during the second half. Grace Hajjar (10) and Elise scored one and two goals respectively, with Lincoln scoring two of their own.

“It was a great game.” assistant lacrosse coach Mr. Andrew Irvine said. “[The other team] has gotten better since we first played them several years ago, but it’s definitely a game we schedule with the intention of having a learning experience for some of the new players. They’re a little less competitive than our program, and one of the things that makes me proud to be a Harker coach is to see that our team is classy and respectful. We didn’t run up the score. It’s a great opportunity for new players to get that game experience.”

Anooshree Sengupta (12) played in her very first game and managed to win a draw, which begins play and deciding possession of the ball during the start of the game and after each point.

The girls’ next match is an away game at Priory on Tuesday, March 27.