Lower’s Five Goals Lead Nantucket Past Nauset In Home Opener

David Creed •

Photo by Chris Tran

The girls lacrosse team had the opportunity to play their first home game of the season Tuesday afternoon against the Nauset Warriors and walked away with a 13-5 victory to improve their record to 7-2 this season.

Head coach Jami Lower said she felt like her team played sloppy lacrosse after a strong start to the game that gave them a quick 5-0 lead.

“We are a much better team than that,” Lower said. “I don’t know what it was, but it was those stupid mistakes from ground balls to not connecting passes. The girls got frustrated with it. That was not the way we wanted to start at home.”

Junior midfielder Bailey Lower led the team with five goals and added two assists. Junior attacker Cydney Mosscrop and junior midfielder Emerson Pekarcik each scored four goals and added one assist.

Other players who registered an assist were sophomore midfielder Mayson Lower and freshman attacker Dylan Damian.

“They started off well which is kind of interesting because we had been trending the other way where we were slow to start off. We came out well and then kind of just collapsed. We had some stupid passes. None of this is anything we can’t fix but based on what they want to do (this season), they have to fix those things up.”

In the updated MIAA tournament standings for Div. 4 that were released on Tuesday, the Whalers sit at #5.

The Whalers next game is currently scheduled for Thursday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in another home matchup, this time against the Barnstable Red Hawks, who are 1-6 this season.

To view more photos from Tuesday's game, click here.

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