by John Srouji and Caroline York
With a collective 20-10 winning streak, Lovett’s lacrosse teams are steaming through their first month of the season. Hard work, determination, and skill are all the keys to success.
Girls Varsity beat Pace, North Atlanta, Carrollton, Mt.Paran, and Darlington, but lost to Kell, Pinecrest, HIES, and New Albany.
The team shines in defense (made of entirely upperclassmen) and assists, but according to the players, they need to work on shooting and draws. Sarah Hardy, a Davidson commit, is an “outstanding” player who helps lead the team.
One player said, “We are doing well, but there are things we can improve on. If we can fix little things, things will be looking up for us, and we could possibly have a chance for a state championship.”
Like the girls team, the boys varsity lacrosse team is off to a great start. Led by captains William Beery, Aidan Letter, Quinn Buczek and Charlie Higgins, they currently have a 7-1 record, with wins against Wesleyan, Marist, Cambridge, Kell, Lake Mary, Lake Highland, Lassiter, and Carrollton.
They won 15-5 against Wesleyan, 17-8 against Marist, 11-5 against Cambridge, 12-11 against Kell, 8-7 against Lake Mary, and 17-8 against Lake Highland. The only team they’ve lost to so far has been Lassiter 6-10. Senior Robert Jordan says despite their loss to Lassiter the team “still has a lot of potential left in the season.”
The team’s biggest strengths are “our sense of comradery and our ability to finish games,” says Robert.
Girls JV won 14-9 against Pace, 8-6 against Mt.Paran, 12-2 against Carrollton, and 5-3 against HIES. They have lost against Kell, Cambridge, and Blessed Trinity, but they played Kell again and won 8-3. Girls on the JV team say they are hopeful for the upcoming season. They have a couple of beginners “who are doing really well,” according to one player, but there are also experienced girls to help anchor the team. One player said, “We are definitely improving.”
Another athlete said the team as a whole plays better when they play better opponents. Players say there is a chance for a state championship if the skilled Blessed Trinity isn’t in the playoffs, and a solid second place if BT defeats them.
Boys JV has won 4 of their games, winning against Marist 17-5, Westminster 13-5, Cambridge 11-10, and HIES 14-6. They’ve only lost two games so far against Lassiter and Lambert.