Girls Varsity Lacrosse Takes Home a Win Against Archbishop
BY OLIVIA LEWIS
The girls could be seen warming up at 4 o’clock, dancing along to the music being played on the loud speakers. The fans could see the excitement in the players as they warmed up, determined to beat the Archbishop McCarthy Mavericks. The girls used their energy during the game and won with a score of 22-1.
The Lady Cowboys started off strong, winning the first draw of the game. Sophomore Olivia Lewis had possession and passed the ball to freshman Grace Barr. Barr ran down the middle of the defense and scored her first goal of the season. Senior Florence Andreiu won the draw and took the ball all the way to the goal, scoring the second goal of the game. Andreiu lined up for the draw and launched the ball into the air and Lewis caught it, running the ball down and scoring. Cooper City was dominating the game and winning almost every draw. Andreiu won the draw and passed it down to junior Amanda Rivas. Rivas ran the ball around the crease and placed the shot right above the goalies head. Lewis won the next draw and passed it to Rivas. Rivas ran the ball in and scored the fifth goal of the game. “The team was working well together very well,” freshman Angelina Rivas said. “We shut down Archbishop in the first five minutes.”
After the first water break, the girls came out with even more energy before. Determined to raise the score, the girls took many shots on goal. Andreiu won the draw and took the ball down herself, making the score 6-0. Cooper won the draw again and moved the ball around the attack. Andreiu passed the ball to senior Alyson Djuren. Djuren took a shot to the upper right corner and scored. The Cowboys continued to win the draws and take shots. The attack and midfielders moved the ball around. Junior Crystal Williams passed the ball to Lewis and she took a shot, making the score 8-0. Rivas received the ball next and scored another goal. Archbishop won the draw and took the ball down. One of the players took a shot on goal, but the shot was saved. The ball was moved down to the attack and Lewis was able to score a goal. Lewis won the next draw and passed it down to Andreiu. Andreiu waited for Rivas to make a cut and then passed it to her. Rivas caught the ball and took a bounce shot on goal. Andreiu won the final draw and took it all the way down to the goal, making the score at halftime 12-0.
Cooper City came out strong once again, and scored early goals. Archbishop was able to gain possession and took the ball down towards the Cooper City defense. Rivas knocked the ball out of the players stick and freshman Rylee Horton picked up the ground ball. She ran the ball all the way down and scored her first goal of the season. “I think all the girls played great and we worked good as a team,” Horton said. Andreiu won the next two draws and passed the ball to Rivas both times, allowing her to score two more goals. After that, Lewis won the draw and took it to the goal herself, making the score 16-0.
The game started to come to an end, so the girls tried to make the score as high as they could. Lewis won the draw and passed it around the attack. She got the ball back and ran it around the crease, scoring the next goal. Andreiu won the draw and passed it to Williams, who then moved it around the attack. Rivas got the ball and scored another goal. Cooper City was dominating and passing the ball around the attack. Two Cooper City players cut for the ball and then Williams made the third cut. Lewis passed her the ball and she took a left-handed shot, making the score 19-0. Archbishop won the next draw and were able to run the ball down. A foul was called and the player took a shot. They scored their first and final goal of the game. There were many substitutes made, allowing first-year players to have a chance to score. Horton ran the ball towards the goal again and placed it in the bottom left corner of the goal. Lewis won the draw after that and ran the ball around until she saw an opening. She ran the ball in and scored another goal. Cooper won the final draw and with ten seconds left, Barr had a penalty shot. Barr scored the final goal just as the horn went off.
The Lady Cowboys were very pleased with the outcome of the game and walked off the field with their heads high. “I’m proud of our accomplishments in this game,” senior Gaby Sanchez said. “We played as a united front and there was no singular superstar that dominated the statistics of the game.”
Final Score: Cooper City 22, Archbishop McCarthy 1