Girls lacrosse full of tough fighters

Published 9:12 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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After opening the season with a decisive loss, the Davie girls lacrosse team showed signs of growth in an 18-10 win at North Davidson on March 2.

“Our offense is coming together,” coach Lydia Moore said. “We are making smarter movements and improving our motion offense. We won the ground game and ruled the draw. Our defense played smarter and once we settled in, we made them work hard for every pass and goal.”

Goal leaders were Ava Rajacich with 6, Kinnah Chamberlain with 4 and Grace Butler with 3. Nicole Korczyk, Zoey Cleary, Lilli Seats and Jenna Scully had 1 each.

“We are still tweaking where players fit best, but it’s a nice problem when you have athletes who can fill several roles,” Moore said. “We are also lucky to have more athletes than we expected. I am proud of these girls who are learning lacrosse and waiting on their chance to play. We are excited about the program we are building.”

EF 16, Davie 6

Although East Forsyth proved too powerful in the Central Piedmont Conference opener on March 4, Davie left everything on the field. “I was proud of the team,” Moore said. “We played well and continued to show great improvement.”

Chamberlain had half the Davie goals. Katie Freeland, Butler and Cleary had 1 each.

There were stretches when Davie was trading blows with East. “East is perennially one of the better teams in this region and the state,” Moore said. “It was relatively evenly matched for most of the game – except for about an eight-minute span when East executed extremely well. But our girls took that hit and overcame. They continued to play tough and kept executing well. This team is full of tough fighters.”

Notes: The season opener was a 12-6 home loss to St. Stephens on Feb. 28. Korczyk and Chamberlain had 2 goals apiece. Butler and Rajacich had 1.