Girls varsity lacrosse remains optimistic after loss to Berkeley


Corina Karr

AWHS and Berkeley girls running up and down the field as the ball would never stay on one team’s side for long.

AWHS girls varsity lacrosse lost against the Berkeley High School Yellowjackets 12-8 at the AWHS home field on Wednesday, Mar. 30. 

The Falcons had a strong start, scoring the first two goals of the game. The first goal of the game, a penalty shot, was scored by sophomore Isabelle Connolly. Isabelle notes that although the Falcons did not perform at their best, this year’s season has gone better as compared to last year. 

“We’re way better than last year, I still think we need to come together [on the feild] a little more. This game we did not do so well. The other team was really aggressive so I think that might’ve messed with our heads a little bit,” Isabelle said.

AWHS #9, Ella Broom, stands head to head with Berkeley’s number seven as the ball rolls out of bounds. (Corina Karr)

Berkeley was quite aggressive, leaving many girls on both teams with bruises.

“This game was a little disappointing but this season has been good. It’s been tough on the team but they’ve rallied and come up with some great wins. Today wasn’t one of those days, but I’m proud of their efforts and all of the spirit and energy they bring to the game,” said Ted Hellman, newly-appointed head coach.

Team Captain and goalie, Lyla Johnston, is excited to compete for the Falcons, despite already being committed to play lacrosse at Scripps College.

“I’m excited to live it up for my senior season, we have a really great team and I’m really happy to be together. Of course, I’m looking forward to next year, but right now I’m focusing on this year and finishing out strong,” Lyla said.

Lyla is having fun watching the team come together in the first normal season since the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I think [this season] is great so far. We have a great team who all fight hard for the ball and each other. This is the best environment I think we’ve ever had on an Archie lacrosse team and I’m super proud of all of them,” Lyla said.

Although the game’s outcome was not ideal, the spirited Falcons fought hard and plan to bounce back at tomorrow’s game, Thursday, Mar. 31, against Redwood High School.