Girls’ Lacrosse Defeats Westtown

Sara Matson ’20 looked to pass to her teammates in the arc. (Photo by Jim Inverso)

Varsity girls’ lacrosse scored an important moose point* on Friday, May 5, 2017, defeating archrival Westtown 20-8.

“George School played a fast and aggressive team game,” said Coach Nancy Bernardini. “Every player stepped up her game, demonstrating a determination to win every free ball. Simply put the team played an awesome game.”

Claire Kinnel ’17 and Emily Matson ’20 led the scoring with seven goals each. Camille Drury ’19 scored two goals, while Eva Kinnel ’20, Alexandra Long ’20, Sara Matson ’20, and Hannah Witts ’18 each scored a goal. Eva, Claire, Tali Schnitzer ’18, Alexandra, Emily, and Sara had assists.

Lea Jensen ’19, Alexandra, and Sara each had three ground balls, while Kate Klaver ’18, Yasmeen Malik ’17, Claire, Miranda Buczek ’19, Cynthia Menna ’18, and Nora Greer ’19 all had at least one.

“We had four incredible interceptions—Alexandra led the way with two, while Eva and Emily each snagged one,” said Nancy. The Cougars dominated on draw wins, earning a total of eighteen. Claire won seven, Eva won five, and Alexandra and Emily won three each.

Both Emma Schneider ’19 and Susie Mott ’18 played well in goal. Alex Harris ’17, Bonnie Devenney ’17, Ashley Silver ’18, and Hedaya Walter ’17 did a nice job helping to pass the ball down the field, to make cuts to keep the defense’s heads turning, and to double-team to cause turnovers.

The Cougars will host Stuart Country Day School on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. Seniors—both players and managers—will be honored after the game.

The team will be the top seed for the Friends Schools League Quaker Cup tournament and will host Abington Friends School on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m.

* Moose points are awarded for every victory in every sport in which George School and Westtown compete throughout the year. The school with the most moose points wins the Patterson Cup.