Varsity girls’ lacrosse goes 3-0 in opening week


The varsity girls’ lacrosse team stands victorious at Page High School after their third win of the week. They defeated the Pirates 15-6 on Thursday.

A combination of young talent and senior leadership led the varsity girls’ lacrosse team to three wins on the road to open their season.

On Tuesday, the girls traveled to Northern Guilford High School for their first game under new head coach Kristen Herndon.

“There was a lot of excitement in the air,” freshman Carlie Saums said. “During the bus ride and warm-ups, we listened to music, which definitely helped me relax, along with all the encouragement from other players.”

The team won 16 to 3, starting the week with a bang. Freshman captain Devyn Martinez led the team with six goals, followed by sophomore Katie Keller with three goals, sophomore Kaylen Ayres and freshman captain Izzy Parrett with two goals and a goal each from senior Ashley Calhoun, senior Megan Learn and Saums. Senior captain Meredith Sinkler, Martinez, Parrett and Saums each had an assist. Senior captain Savannah Ranson had six saves for the night.

The girls then went to East Forsyth on Wednesday. After being down 4 to 1 at halftime, the girls rallied, making the score 8 to 5 at the end of the game.

“I think at halftime, it dawned on us that there was a chance we could lose,” Ranson said. “We all flipped a switch and started playing better.”

Saums had two goals, followed by freshman Olivia Toland, Ayres, Keller, Learn, Martinez and Parrett each with a goal. Martinez also had two assists, and Keller, Parrett and Saums contributed with an assist each. Ranson had eight saves on goal.

On Thursday, the team faced off against Page High School. They won 15 to 6, ending the week strong.

Martinez led the group with six goals, Parrett with three goals, Toland with two goals and a goal from Ayres, Learn, Saums and Sinkler. Keller and Martinez each had two assists, with Saums and Sinkler assisting a goal as well. Ranson totaled seven saves that night.

The team is scheduled to have two home games this week. On March 13, they will face R.J. Reynolds High School, and on March 14, they will play High Point Central High School. According to Saums, she encourages people to come out and support the team.

“In our upcoming home games this week, a crowd would add to the energy even more and help us pull through with more wins.”