The Holderness girls’ varsity lacrosse team is historically a strong, competitive program. With a focus on work ethic, daily improvement, teamwork, and a joy for the sport, the program has had many successful seasons. Athletes begin training at the end of March with a trip to warmer climates; the competitive season begins in early April and runs through early to mid-May. Alumni of Holderness lacrosse have gone on to play in strong programs throughout the country, including Brown University, University of Vermont, Boston College, Bates College, and Colorado College.
The Bulls got off to a quick start against KUA, scoring the first 4 goals. KUA called a timeout and fought to close the gap, but the Bulls managed to maintain the lead throughout the game. It was Senior Day for the Bulls and the team certainly honored our 7 seniors with the win. This win gives the Bulls a shot in the Lakes Region Tournament next week. Emma Reynolds was a maniac yet again, scoring 5 goals, adding 1 assist, and picking up 8 draw controls. Darby Palisi, Abby Boes, and Astrid Martin each tallied 2 goals. Abby also had 3 draw controls and 4 ground balls. Olivia Branch contributed 2 assists and 4 ground balls. Noelle Boes added 1 goal, 2 ground balls, and 2 draw controls.
The Bulls came out on top of a very close game today with Proctor. It was a full team effort and the girls worked tirelessly for all 50 minutes. Abby Boes and Emma Reynolds dominated on the draw today with 7 and 10 respective draw controls. Noelle Boes also tallied 3 draw controls, while Olivia Branch and Jasmine Whittaker tallied 1 each. Emma Reynolds also had a season high of 5 goals in a game, with 1 assist as well. Morgan Sisson and Abby Boes followed just behind Emma with 3 goals a piece. Abby also added 1 assist. Noelle contributed 2 goals and 1 assist. Jasmine and Olivia each contributed 1 goal. Emma Reynolds was a maniac all over the field with 4 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls. Morgan also dominated with 3 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls. Goalie, Emilija Jakumaite, tallied 9 total saves. The Bulls are eager to take on KUA this Saturday for our Senior Day!
This game was similar to our recent game against New Hampton in the sense that we were right with Brewster in the 1st half. We were down 9-6 at half time, and like New Hampton did, Brewster came out and scored the first few goals of the 2nd half. Darby Palisi had a season high of 4 goals in one game. She also contributed 4 ground balls and 1 draw control. Noelle Boes and Astrid Martin each had 2 goals, while Emma Reynolds and Morgan Sisson added one each. Emma and Noelle each had 4 draw controls. On defense, Emma Filosa had an outstanding game with 3 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls. Goalie, Emilija Jakumaite, had 6 saves. Overall, the Bulls struggled to take care of the ball more in the 2nd half, giving Brewster more possession. Onto Proctor on Wednesday!
Chrissy Lushefski played Division I lacrosse at Dartmouth College for four years. Throughout her time there, her team won an Ivy tournament and participated in two NCAA tournaments. Coach Lushefski was awarded the most improved player award her freshman and sophomore year and the Don and Margaret Radasch Award her senior year for extraordinary dedication, true coachability, and an unselfish attitude. She is eager to instill these values in the team at Holderness.