Caroline Do walks out as part of the senior night ceremony. She is awaited by head coach Nikki Zenker, assistant coach Mary Bermingham, and Principal Penny Gros.
The team honored its 6 senior field players and senior manager Cameron Collins.
Underclassmen on the team created posters and gift packages for all of the seniors.
Sophomore Maria Torregrosa carries the ball down the sideline.
Torregrosa cuts by a Hayfield defender towards the goal.
Senior Nicole Dorton pushes the ball past the Hayfield goalie.
Dorton finished the game with five goals.
Dorton will play lacrosse at Randolph College next year.
Freshman Lilly Beres looks for holes in the opposing defense.
Beres found the back of the net twice in regulation.
Sophomore Justine Wright spins towards goal early in the first half.
“During the game I was just completely focused on making a comeback on the scoreboard and to really win for my seniors,” Wright said.
“It was all about teamwork and family; that’s why we won,” Wright said.
Senior Keyris Manzanares runs down a ground ball. Manzanares anchored the defense throughout the game.
Senior Caroline Do (15) and sophomore Angela McComb (23) attempt to stop a Hawks player in transition. Despite the team’s best efforts, the Hawks took and early lead.
Coach Zenker fires the team up to close the 5-3 halftime deficit.
Dorton takes the draw to start the second half.
Dorton leads the Raiders in their second half comeback. The team trailed by as much as four goals in the second half but tied it 10-10 late in the second half.
Wright scored with 1:56 left to play in the second overtime period to put the Raiders ahead for good.
“Even when we were down by 4, we were able to pull ourselves out of a funk and get ahead,” said senior Hannah Herron (5). “Yesterday’s game we clicked as a team and played with a new intensity where everyone was hustling and working together to get the ball on offense.”
The team celebrates its hard fought victory. The team was back at it the next day with a water balloon fight. Courtesy photo.
All photos by Theo Lebryk unless otherwise noted.