The McLean Highlanders Girls’ Lacrosse team lost 7-4 on the road Thursday as they faced the Thomas Jefferson High Colonials.
For the second successive game, sophomore Highlander Rummer Bershtein scored all four goals for McLean, with two coming from free position shots, and added a groundball as well.
Junior Nina Zegler contributed with an assist, a ground ball and two forced turnovers. Senior goalkeeper Hanna Longwell made 11 of her 18 saves in the first half, and contributed with ground balls and an interception.
“Rummer Bershtein played a near perfect game with a 100 percent shooting average, and McLean’s defense saw a lot of action and played well as a unit, forcing seven turnovers,” said McLean Head Coach Anne Inzerello.
“Hanna Longwell played an aggressive game in goal and was an additional defensive force,” Inzerello noted. “Although we had a tough loss tonight, I expect the team to learn from the experience and continue to improve their all-around play.”
McLean will have plenty of time to work on their game during their Spring Training trip to the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., over spring break.
When they return, the Highlanders’ will play at Marshall on Monday, April 5, and will host their first home game of the season against Stone Bridge on Friday, April 9. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m., with the junior varsity team taking the draw at 6:00 p.m.