Uprising Ladies

Crystal Fresquez

Girls’ Lacrosse fell short against opponent Mira Coasta losing 8-6 at home on Mar. 24th.

Although this outcome seems less than worthy, it is definitely an improvement for the program compared to last years 16-0 loss against the Mustangs.

“Mira Coasta smashed on us last year and this year it was practically tied throughout the whole game; we definitely put up a fight,” Captain Candy Andrade said. “People are starting to hear about the Downey lacrosse girls.”

As offensive plays become more of a network, the girls begin to find the back of the net. With that they also play hard defense to eliminate balls from flying passed goalie Selena Ramirez.

“Our defense worked so hard, tired and all,” Andrade said.

Wednesday night’s goals came in from Judy Pena, Kristal Mendoza, captains Candy Andrade, and Evelyn Arroyo.

Keeping the ball is crucial in defeating teams and once the Girls’ Lacrosse team masters connecting with each other on the field they will be unstoppable.

“I expect that we’ll progress further and become stronger mentally and physically,” Judy Pena said. “I also expect us to make CIF!”

The team currently has a record of one win and three loses. A big 12-8 win over Chadwick has boasted the team’s spirit as they approach the rest of their season with optimism.

“We showed Downey that we’re better than they think. We showed that we have desire and potential,” Mayling Paredes said. “We don’t give up until the referee says that times up.”

Girls’ Lacrosse was established one year ago and has continued to thrive as the team competes in their second season and grow as a program.