Patriots Fall to Western Away

Girls lacrosse lost to Western 9-13 in a hard fought game against their rivals on Tuesday.

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  • Exploding upward, Junior Kelsey Kirkeide battles WAHS player during the first draw of the game.

  • Sprinting up the sideline after recovering a ground ball, sophomore defender Madison Vandross blasts past Western defenders.

  • Senior Gracie Fugleberg defends Western player as they run down the field, blocking her passing space with her stick.

  • Senior Lauren Grady roll dodges around her defender to shoot on the WAHS goalie directly in front of the goal.

  • Communicating with her teammates, senior Meredith Missana points to her player while defending the goal.

  • Junior middie Kelsey Kirkeide is slammed in the neck by Western defender as she dodges her by the WAHS goal.

  • Senior defender Meredith Missana looks for a pass as she approaches the restraining line after intercepting the ball by the AHS goal.

  • Senior Gracie Fugleberg breaks through a Western double team as she races toward the Western goal.

  • Sophomore defender Madison Vandross lunges as she reaches the AHS 8 meter, attempting to slow down a Western fast break.

  • Senior Lauren Grady crouches low as she prepares for a draw during the second half of the game.

  • Looking for a pass, senior Sophia Bombardieri cradles the ball while avoiding checks from Western.

  • Sophomore Kenzie King clinks sticks with Junior Kelsey Kirkeide after Kirkeide scored on a fast break in the first half.

  • Sophomore Kenzie King winds up for a pass while completing the “delta” game-play where the ball is passed to every player around the goal until a drive opportunity opens up.

  • Sophomore Emma Bingler runs outside of the crease, looking for a pass up the field after saving a shot by WAHS.

  • AHS defenders attempt to slow an attack on goal by WAHS player. She scored, making the game 7-3 with 5 minutes left in the half.

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