Girls lacrosse ties record for wins

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

The Davie girls lacrosse team ousted East Forsyth in the Central Piedmont Conference Tournament and rose to seven wins.

Those were accomplishments for the seventh-year program. Before 2024, the War Eagles had never advanced in the CPC Tournament. And the win over East tied the program record for wins.

Davie made a little history after absorbing tough 9-8 home loss to East on April 17. East survived in sudden death overtime.

“It was the most intense game I have ever seen us play,” coach Haley Hines said. “We showed up and showed out the whole game.”

Despite losing the first meeting 13-9, Davie held a late lead in this one. It slipped away, but Hines knew her girls left it all on the field.

Zoey Cleary and Kayden Richardson both had hat tricks, while Kinnah Chamberlain had two goals.

“We needed to stall the ball for the last 1:30 to win the game, but couldn’t hold onto it,” Hines said. “It was quite a game. I hate we couldn’t pull out the win, but we will see them in the playoffs.”

Davie 23, Glenn 0

Davie honored seven seniors in the last home game April 19 and, as expected, thrashed Glenn. The seniors are Grace Butler, Jenna Scully, Cleary, Chamberlain, Reese Tutterow, Lilli Seats and Danika Williams.

Davie finished fifth in the seven-team CPC. The standings: West Forsyth 12-0, Reynolds 10-2, Reagan 8-4, East Forsyth 6-6, Davie 4-8, Mt. Tabor 2-10, Glenn 0-12.

Davie 9, East 4

This win brought an extra sense of gratification. Not only did the fifth-seeded War Eagles get big payback against No. 4 East on April 22, they got out of the quarterfinals of the CPC Tournament for the first time ever.

“It was a tough (loss) against them last week, and we wanted to bring it to them this time,” Hines said. “We came together and played with everything that we had.”

Davie got two goals from Butler, Scully, Chamberlain and Kayden Richardson. Cleary had the other one.

“They were marking our No. 1 scorer (Chamberlain) pretty tight, so we had to work a little extra to get open and create opportunities,” Hines said.

Danika Williams helped the cause with nine saves. “She had a great game,” she said.

West 19, Davie 5

Davie ran into a buzzsaw in the semifinals, falling to top-seeded West Forsyth (17-1) on April 23. Davie, which tied the record for wins in the quarterfinals, fell to 7-11.

“We will make history regardless of what happens because (East) was our first postseason win,” Hines said before the semifinal game.

Davie went 7-5 in its first year in 2018. The records the next five seasons were 6-8, 3-1 (COVID), 4-8, 4-13, 6-9. Davie will have a chance to break the record in the first round of the state playoffs.