Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team for a thrilling sudden death overtime victory vs. Mount Paran Christian School on Thursday evening, April 19, 2018.
The enthusiastic home crowd celebrated the dramatic 8-7 win, the first victory of the season for the Lady Raiders, which coincided with the Senior Night festivities.
Senior Charmaine Thomas, a Reinhardt University commit, led the Lady Raiders' attack with three goals. Junior Bailee Ward scored twice and Junior Mariko Malm added a goal. Freshman Blakeslee Young also had two goals - including the game winning point off a free position shot in overtime.
Consistenly controlling the infield were Sam Martin and Nodoka Shmizu. Defenders Savanna Brooks, Sydnie Bulluck, Betina Xu, and Valerie Ogundipe forcefully held off the Lady Eagles' attack. Junior Goalie Mary Mac Birkel provided a critical component of the win. She kept the Lady Raiders in the game with a phenomenal 20 saves - three of them in the last 45 seconds to send the game into overtime.
Game photo (below) courtesy of Tom Young