Girls Lacrosse in First Place
South’s girls lacrosse team is currently in first place in the Willamette Valley League with only one loss so far and high hopes for the State playoffs. After losing to Corvallis High School near the start of the season the two teams were tied for first, but after defeating them 15-3 on April 19, South has now taken the lead. With only two league games left, the team is focusing on continuing their streak.
“I definitely feel like we work well as a team together,” Kassidy Large ‘16 said. “We definitely trust each other and have good passes and work really well together. Since I play mid-field I do a lot of the transitions from defense to offense and it’s pretty much the same, everyone working together to get the ball to the other side of the field.”
Head coach of the girls lacrosse team , Kolis Crier, said the team’s hard work and high motivation level is what makes him the most proud of the their season.
“So far this season we’ve been able to really keep the tone and level of play that we had finished with last season,” coach Crier said. “We’ve had a lot of new players come onboard because we had a lot of seniors leave, and they’ve really stepped up so it’s almost like we haven’t missed a beat.”
South’s girls lacrosse team has won the Willamette Valley League before, but coach Crier’s goal this year is to win a playoff game for the first time.
“I think it’s just the sense of competitiveness,” coach Crier said. “Knowing that we can compete with anybody no matter what their skill level is or what kind of intensity they bring, that we can match that or exceed it.”