Sporting WCA

Lax Cats Roll Over Clayton

On Wednesday, April 5th, the Westminster Girls Varsity lacrosse team played the Clayton Greyhounds. Being the second time playing them this season, only having one game in between when they played them last, Westminster knew that Clayton was going to be hungry for revenge.

With an hour weather delay, both teams were pretty thrown off. Constant thunder led to a 5:05 start time instead of 4:15, and the temperature had dropped immensely. Rain came down in spurts throughout the game, making everyone on the field chilled to the bone.

The game started off pretty even, as whenever Westminster would score and gain momentum, Clayton would answer with a goal and the same intensity and momentum. Westminster scored the first two goals of the game, but Clayton did not let that shake them and quickly tied it at 2. Westminster thought that this back and forth scoring was going to be the whole game, and needed to step up their intensity.

Intensity proved not to be a problem for Westminster, ending the game with 15 goals and having a total of ten girls scoring throughout the game. Dani Mabry, sophomore, led the scoring with four goals with Jenna Galaktos, junior, and MaryKate Kopsky, senior, following close behind with two each. This balance attack is one of the main factors that make the Westminster Varsity girls team extremely intimidating.

Kopsky also led the team in assists, recording a total of three. Goalie Katelynn Graham, sophomore, was strong in goal with six saves and some important clears. Graham is among the leaders in the Metro Area in saves and saves per game percentage. Being only her second year playing lacrosse, Graham is the core of this Wildcat team and will continue to contribute immensely to the Wildcats’ success.

Westminster won the game 15-6, shutting Clayton down in the last 20 minutes of play. Even though Westminster had already beaten Clayton, this was still a huge game. The wildcats proved that they can be mentally tough.