Varsity Girls' Lax Takes Home 3rd Consecutive FSL Title
Posted 05/19/2017 10:30AM
For the third straight year, Friends' Central won the Friends Schools League Girls' Lacrosse Championship. On Tuesday, May 16, playing on their home field, FCS hosted League rival GFS in a rematch of a regular season 10-5 Phoenix win. Seniors Lorna MacFarlane and Sophie Berger led in points with four each and classmate Hannah Posencheg got in on the scoring action with one goal while dominating in the midfield with seven caused turnovers and two ground balls.
The Phoenix struggled early, but as the FCS offense settled in, the senior leadership set the tone with strong contributions from the freshman class. Brynne Menen scored twice, Aliza Sall had one crucial goal in transition to swing the momentum the Phoenix' way, and Thea Volpp had two assists.
Senior goal keeper Jess Goralski had eleven saves, six ground balls and broke up two GFS offensive plays. Stellar defensive play over long stretches was crucial in building the win. The defense has improved week to week, but was excellent yesterday in allowing only three goals.
Congratulations to the Phoenix and especially to the seniors, Lorna, Hannah, Hayden, Sophie, Sam and Jess, their leadership set the tone and their execution sealed the win.