Girls lacrosse ends season with strong team relationships, establishes future goals


Photo by Elizabeth Gulman

Elizabeth Gulman

Despite a well fought match on May 3, the girls lacrosse team lost 13-6 to Gunn in their final conference home game of the season. This loss marked the end of a challenging season for the girls where they finished 9th in SCVAL.

Despite the season-ending loss, junior Scarlett Cummings said she is proud of her team for its perseverance and hard work, especially during times when things were out of the team’s control. 

“The season was definitely fun, but we took a lot of tough losses and dealt with a good amount of issues during it,” Cummings said. “Despite this, we improved our ability to work together the most.”

Cummings also said the team established connections because they had similar passions and goals, which was her favorite aspect of the season. 

“Being able to establish strong relationships with my teammates and my coach was incredibly fun to build more friendships while sharing the same interest,” Cummings said. “ I am looking forward to playing with the same people (next season).”

Junior Sarah Bakhash said her favorite part of the season was seeing everyone improve. 

“All of our early morning practices and hard work really paid off and being able to witness this improvement through games and throughout the season was rewarding,” Bakhash said. “I’m proud of how hard everyone worked and how together, we improved the team. Whether it was sportsmanship or a rainy day practice, we all were a part of it.”

Bakhash also said the team worked together to meet the expectations presented by head coach Kaitlin Chiu during practices.

“We implemented more strategy in the way we played and made sure each team member understood what was happening on the field,” Bakhash said. “Through team bonding, and more intricate drills, our team became stronger.”

Bakahash said she is looking forward to practicing with the team next season and building off of the work and improvement it has made.

 “Of course, it won’t be the same without the seniors,” Bakhash said. “But I’m excited to be practicing again in a safe, positive atmosphere.”