Girls lacrosse blows out Seminole 19-0


photo by Karson Cuozzo

Midfielder Melina Lange looks for an open teammate against Seminole. Lange scored three goals in the 19-0 win.

The girls varsity lacrosse team secured a blowout win against Seminole, 19-0, on Feb. 27. They came out strong against Seminole, running their plays efficiently with solid communication. 

“We did well at controlling the ball and finding the correct looks to improve our team chemistry on the field,” goalkeeper Emma Rasmussen said. 

Rasmussen had a quiet night at her end of the field, but some of the other players like midfielder Melina Lange, midfielder Stacey Glover and attacker Ellie Wilkins scored multiple goals in the big win. Lange scored three goals and had three draw controls, Glover scored four goals and Wilkins scored two with two assists. 

“We need to improve on our shots and ground balls, but I thought we played well,” Glover said. 

The score was 11-0 as they entered the second half. The girls had some miscommunication, a few balls were missed and some low passes were made, but that did not stop the team’s momentum. 

“We moved the ball quickly, and we had patience on offense.” Lange said, “We need to clean up our play a little bit, we had a few forced passes that ended up causing turnovers.” 

The team has high expectations, and making the state series the main goal for the team, but according to Rasmussen, the team needs to focus in and not play timid.

“We are capable of a lot of things, but it all depends on if we play to our highest abilities,” Rasmussen said. 

The team is currently 2-3, but their three losses are to state ranked teams: Vero Beach (3rd), Bartram Trail (4th) and Ponte Vedra (13th). Their next two games are against Lake Howell on March 1 and Lake Brantley on March 2, both away. Then this weekend they will travel to Bradenton, to play at IMG Academy, top ranked team in the Florida Independent league. 

“We are all ready to compete and win against IMG,” Lange said. “It should be a quick business trip.”