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McLean Girls Lacrosse Loses Opener, 10-2, to Yorktown

_H6W3671The McLean Highlanders Girls Varsity Lacrosse team opened their spring season on the road as they faced Yorktown on Thursday. Sophomores Mackenzie May and Bridget Smith each scored a goal in the 2-10 loss. Senior goalkeeper Hanna Longwell who is bound for Colgate next year, saw plenty of action with 10 saves, four interceptions and two caused turnovers on the night.

 

 

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Lady Highlander junior Kaela Lovejoy (right) attempts to block a Yorktown player Thursday night. (Photo: Hero Moment Imaging)

 

The McLean Highlanders Girls Varsity Lacrosse team opened their spring season on the road as they faced Yorktown on Thursday. Sophomores Mackenzie May and Bridget Smith each scored a goal in the 2-10 loss. Senior goalkeeper Hanna Longwell who is bound for Colgate next year, saw plenty of action with 10 saves, four interceptions and two caused turnovers on the night.

McLean rebounded with a 14-9 victory over the Falls Church Jaguars the following night at their rescheduled opener. Leading the Highlanders’ offensive drive was sophomore standout Rummer Bershtein, who racked up four goals in the match. Junior Sam Lockhart, had two goals and an interception for McLean. Hannah Kirby, Jacqueline Rose and Nina Zegler added to the total with two goals apiece, with Mackenzie May and Marielena Planas each notching one.

“In Friday’s game, McLean girls lacrosse learned the value of possession and draw control first hand in their victory over Falls Church High School,” said McLean varsity Head Coach Anne Inzerello. “Rummer Bershtein had an explosive offensive game with four goals, mostly off of draw control fast break situations.”

Defensively, Longwell had six saves and two interceptions in the first half to maintain McLean’s 8-3 lead going into halftime. Senior Jessica Donnell saw her first regular season action in goal, posting five saves.

The Highlanders will continue on the road against Thomas Jefferson High in a double header at 5:30 p.m. today, with the varsity boys facing off at 7:15 p.m.