Girls Lacrosse Season Comes To An End In Final Four
David Creed •
The Whaler girls lacrosse team was unable to make it to the state final following a 10-6 loss to the Manchester-Essex Hornets Friday afternoon at Scituate High School, but it was an impressive run for a young Whaler team that grew more and more by the game.
The game began with the Hornets playing strong defense, limiting the Whalers to low-percentage scoring opportunities. Nantucket only scored one goal in the first half and it came off of the stick of sophomore midfielder Emerson Pekarcik.
Going into halftime, Nantucket trailed 5-1.
But sophomore midfielder Bailey Lower scored 39 seconds into the second half to make it a 5-2 game. Lower picked up a second yellow card three minutes into the second half, which was a blow to Nantucket’s attack.
But Lower’s teammates responded well. Senior midfielder Ava Mosscrop scored to make it 5-3 and Pekarcik followed with another to make it 5-4 midway through the second half.
The Hornets’ offense was too much for Nantucket overcome however. They scored five unanswered goals in an eight minute span to take a 10-4 lead with under five minutes to play in the game.
Nantucket would tack on two more goals, but it wasn’t enough. A promising season comes to an end, but the future is bright for the Whaler girls lacrosse program.
#4 Emerson Milne
#6 Emma Davis
#10 Ava Mosscrop (C)
#12 Viktoria Krasteva
#15 Anna Hudzik (C)
#18 Evelyn Fey (C)
#22 Mimi Belanger (C)
#30 Macy Crowell