Girls Lacrosse: A Look on the First Game of the Season
The game of lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in human history. Its origins can be traced back over nine hundred years to native American tribes in Canada and America. The early tribal games were conducted as a huge event. These games were played by entire tribes and would go from sun up till sun down for days on end. The competitions were often preceded or succeeded by spiritual dancing rituals, as well as face painting and decorating of their sticks. Many of these rituals are similar to those practiced before tribes went to war.
While the Bainbridge High School girls Lacrosse team do not play with quite as much fanfare or warlike ceramony, their games are still very enjoyable to watch.
The BHS girls lacrosse team is captained by seniors Maggie Sweeney (#13) and Mackenzie Chapman (#22). Returning from last year’s success, coming in 2nd in state, BHS girls lacrosse is off to a strong start in their 2018 season.
On Wednesday, March 15, in their first game of the season Bainbridge High School’s girls lacrosse team scored a decisive victory over Lake Sammamish. In the past five years, Lake Sammamish has been to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse State Finals three times to BHS’s two.
This, however, did not intimidate the BHS lacrosse girls.
BHS remained in control of the ball for most of the game, which was evidenced by the score. By halftime, BHS was in the lead with a score of 10 to 1. They were led by a very strong offense, particularly senior #22, Chapman, and sophomore #2, Havill. While the offense forced Lake Sammamish to a state of no return, it would not have been possible without strong backing by goalie Thuy Ortiz and the powerful defense.
Despite a last-minute goal by Lake Sammamish, Bainbridge finished the game with a score of 15:5 to BHS, making their first game of the season a large victory.
Bainbridge High School’s Girls Lacrosse team will continue to play non-playoff games through May 7th at which point they will advance to playoffs and hopefully through to State again. While the lacrosse State bracket has been dominated by Eastside Catholic for the past two years, BHS has a strong team and we look forward to seeing them give it their all again this year.
BHS girls lacrosse will play again at home on the 30th of March at 7:00 pm vs. Ballard High School. If you miss that one be sure to check them out on April 10th at 7:30 (home), when they face off last years, state champs, Eastside Catholic.
If you enjoy watching these games or want to continue to follow BHS’ girls lacrosse team be sure to check out the game schedule linked here.