The girls' varsity lacrosse team moves to 9-7 on the season after a huge win over Pennington and losses on the road to Pingry and Lawrenceville.
The Bucs put up a valiant fight in the first half against Pingry last Thursday. The score was tied 5-5 with four minutes to play in the half when the Bucs received back-to-back yellow cards, forcing the team to play down a man for the remainder of the half. Pingry took advantage and scored seven goals in that time. The Bucs could not regain momentum and trailed for the rest of the game, losing by a score of 19-7.
On Monday, Blair traveled down to Lawrenceville for the NJISAA Prep A State Semi-Finals. After a very slow start, the Bucs found themselves down 7-0 in the first ten minutes of the game. Following a timeout, the team began a gutsy comeback with a five-goal run to force an Lville timeout with eight minutes left in the first half. The score was 9-6 at halftime, but the Bucs struggled for possession the remainder of the game, and Lawrenceville ultimately won it 18-8.
Back home on Hampshire Field this Wednesday, the Bucs came out strong against Pennington, scoring 13 unanswered goals in the first half. The team was outstanding all over the field, with great defense and goalkeeping, stellar transition, and sharp execution on attack. Blair earned an exciting 17-5 victory.
The team is looking forward to two more games this season: away against Somerville on Saturday and home against Saddle River Day next Wednesday.