The girl’s varsity lacrosse game on Friday night, 3/4, versus Wakefield was odd, filled with apparent inconsistencies in calls between the two refs, time clock discrepancies, penalty clock lapses, no observance of the penalty area, too many uncontrolled stick checks (particularly Wakefield from behind), other oddities, and rarities (offensive warding, charges). This was a rough game filled with numerous fouls and yellow cards on both teams (4 on Broughton). Furthermore, our girls experienced a different, if not ugly, style of play. Unfortunately, Wakefield’s style—run full field first, pass later—is not uncommon relative to other high school girl's lacrosse teams in this area. The final score was 17 vs. 8, Wakefield.
Notwithstanding the final score, the Broughton girl's can compete with Wakefield. For example, draw controls and 50:50 groundballs were about even, perhaps even more in Broughton's favor. The difference in this game was simply, unforced turnovers, offensive penetration, and penalties inside the 8-meter mark. Our girl’s literally gave Wakefield more possessions and free shots on goal. It is hard to win consistently when those two stats are not in your team’s favor.
Shout-outs go to Faith Kelly, for she played a solid game in goal with a save percentage of ~50%, and also to sophomore Mary Catherine Fagan and junior Alex Yankoglu who each scored their first goal of the season, respectively. Broughton's leading point scorers were freshman Kelsey Dupere (3 goals, 2 assists) and senior captain Paulina Esocbar (3 goals, 1 assist). Our girl’s resume play on Tuesday evening, 3/8, at home against a very talented, pass oriented, and deep Cardinal Gibbons team.