BETHESDA — Several lacrosse sticks were thrown high up into the air as the buzzer signaled the end of the game. The Walter Johnson Wildcats varsity girls lacrosse team had just held on against a second half Churchill surge to beat the visiting Bulldogs 10-8 Friday in the 4A West Section 1 semifinals.
It was the second time this season that the Wildcats had hosted the Bulldogs, and both times the Wildcats escaped with a narrow victory. This time, however, it was Churchill that came from behind to score four unanswered goals to tie the game.
Churchill junior attacker Elizabeth Hsu earned three of her game-high five goals in the first half. In fact, she was the only Bulldog to score at all in the first period.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats were on a roll as six different players got the ball past Churchill’s goalie to give Walter Johnson a comfortable 7-3 lead going into the half.