Apr 16 – Girls Lacrosse
The Lady Dons went down in overtime after a hard fought battle and excellent play against a still-undefeated Dougherty Valley team on Friday night.
After an early season humbling loss to the league opponent, the Dons came out on fire, putting the first goal on the board courtesy of Sophie Ross, and going up 5 to 2 at halftime. The first half was dominated by a rapid fire shooting gallery at senior goalie Samantha Repstad, who stopped almost everything that came her way. By the end of the game, Repstad had a season high 17 saves. Both officials and Dougherty Valley coaches commented at the desk on the extraordinary evening Repstad had in the goal. Virtually every stop was a master clinic in goalkeeping. Although the Dons had a lighter roster due to injuries and a music trip to Los Angeles, everyone on the field contributed positively to the effort. Marie Whitmore had two goals to lead the scoring, but had plenty of company from Julia Mueller, Susie Bush, Emma Workman, Anna DeRoque, and the game starter from Ross. The last goal came from an “own goal” situation caused by Dougherty Valley. Ross also contributed two assists with one each from Kelsey Wendt and Katrina Lee. In the circle, Ross continued her strong play with six draw controls; one each came from Whitmore, Kelcey Higgins, and Bush. Strong defensive play from Higgins and Whitmore also helped control the game and keep the scoring down, and almost everyone on the field contributed at least one ground ball pick up for the Dons. It was a great night of lacrosse even if the ending wasn’t all that the vocal Dons supporters hoped for.
More league play continues next week on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at home for the rapidly improving Acalanes Dons.