Girls Lacrosse Team Remains Positive

Jaymie Atkins, Veritas Asst. Managing Editor

The girls lacrosse team went to varsity status this year for the first time, after competing as a sub-varsity team the last two years.
Since they will be underdogs against more established teams, it is not a surprise that they have lost their first three games to Norton, Cohasset and Pembroke.

Senior goalie Caitlin Yannizzi at practice before the first game. Veritas photo

Senior goalie Caitlin Yannizzi at practice before the first game. Veritas photo

Senior captain Caitlin Yannizzi provided insight on these losses.

“Losing games, I believe, pushes us to work harder to prove not only to ourselves but each other, and most especially our coach that we do have the skills to win, and we want to win.”

Yannizzi admits the first game against Norton was discouraging, but says the Cohasset game was uplifting.

“We may have lost, but we pushed through and gave it our all, and I was very proud of myself and the team.”

Coach Lauren Rizzotti has some input on these losses as well.

Unfortunately we started out with some of our best competitors.They [the girls on the team] need to have it in their head to just play their absolute best. We are a newer team against teams who have been playing for years. We are not always going to get the result we want, but I have not been disappointed in what I am seeing on the field.”  

Juniors Bridget Reardon and Hannah Millen are keeping their attitudes positive. Veritas staff photo

Juniors Bridget Reardon and Hannah Millen are keeping their attitudes positive. Veritas staff photo

Coach Rizzotti also said that things have been looking up for the girls considering the rocky start. “The girls need to realize this is now a varsity team; everything needs to be different: dedication, attitude, versatility on the field. The group of girls are a fantastic group and we are finally feeling like a team again.”  

The girls were to face last year’s state champions, Norwell, today at home with a start time of 4 o’clock, but the game has been postponed due to lack of officials according to the Norwell Athletic Department.

 

 

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Posted on April 13, 2016, in Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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