Whitman girls remain undefeated with victory over Quince Orchard in LAX

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Whitman’s Abby Waldvogel (11) fires the goal past Quince Orchard’s Kate Faraone (23) and goalie Josie Juhring (18). PHOTO BY GEORGE P. SMITHWhitman’s Abby Waldvogel (11) fires the goal past Quince Orchard’s Kate Faraone (23) and goalie Josie Juhring (18). PHOTO BY GEORGE P. SMITH  GAITHERSBURG –Whitman girls varsity lacrosse continued their perfect season Monday as the Vikings defeated Quince Orchard 12-4 at the Cougar Dome improving to an 8-0 record on the season.

Nine different players were responsible for Whitman’s 12 goals, with seven players scoring in the first half alone. Vikings head coach Katie Bitonti said that the group effort mentality is one of her team’s main focuses in practice.

“From start to finish, we need everyone working together. We don’t like to rely on one player,” she said. “We like to keep the ball moving on attack. We have a very well-balanced team and they work well together. They like feeding the ball to each other.”


Rockville Lady Rams dominate Gaithersburg in lacrosse, 11-4

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Gaithersburg’s Caroline Boyle fires this goal through the Rockville defense, but Rockville’s varsity girls team prevailed 11-5. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKGaithersburg’s Caroline Boyle fires this goal through the Rockville defense, but Rockville’s varsity girls team prevailed 11-5. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK  GAITHERSBURG — The Rockville Rams varsity girls lacrosse team opened the season Friday by traveling to Gaithersburg and making a statement, beating the Lady Trojans by a score of 11-4.

The Rams appeared unfazed by the cold, windy weather as they scored early and often. The Rockville defenders swarmed the Gaithersburg attackers and made sure the Trojans never led.

Rockville freshman Paige Krawczel and sophomore Nycole Hidalgo ran roughshod over the Gaithersburg defenders as they both registered four goals apiece. Hidalgo also finished with one assist.

Meanwhile, Gaithersburg senior attacker Caroline Boyle finished the game with two goals of her own, one in each half.


MoCo’s elite LAX team flies high at national tourney

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20180108 Spooky Nook 3The MoCo elite team played well in the national tournament. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKMANNHEIM, PA. — Montgomery County middle and high school girl’s lacrosse was well represented last weekend by the MC Elite club teams at the 2018 IL Women Indoor National Championships. The Rockville-based MC Lacrosse program sent to the tournament its Midnight Elite team of the graduating class 2022 and the Midnight and Carolina Elite teams of the 2023 class, both of which were amongst the top 50 middle school teams in the country. 

The tournament also featured top-tier teams from as far away as Connecticut, New York, and Ohio.


Seneca Valley hosts last home game before rebuilding

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xKnights vs. SV Eagles LAX 3Seneca's Jamus Jupin faces off against Wheaton's Delantae Henderson-Feist.                 PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE 

GERMANTOWN — In the early game, the rain held off and the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles girls varsity lacrosse team (1-7) picked up its first win of the season in a dramatic 6-5 win over the Wheaton Knights (4-6), while in the night cap, the rain came down as the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles boys varsity lacrosse team (0-11) remained winless, losing to the Wheaton Knights (2-10) 14-4 at Seneca Valley field on Thursday evening.

The Seneca Valley field referred to as Death Valley, home to the Eagles since the 1970s, hosted its last games as the whole school will be rebuilt including the field.

For Seneca Valley girls’ lacrosse, the team was pleased that the final game for these Eagles was a win.

Eagles girls head coach Lindsay Harris said of the win, “At halftime, we also came together as a team and talked about how this was going to be the last lacrosse game played on this field. We wanted to win for our seniors. And all of the underclassmen really came together and said we need to come out full intensity and be ready to go. Said that this last game played on this field be a win for this school.”


Churchill staves off Wootton for girls LAX win 8-7

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POTOMAC – The Churchill Bulldogs kept the Wootton Patriots at bay for an 8-7 win in girls lacrosse Monday night, suppressing them to the last second after the Bulldogs came back from a point deficit.

It was a game filled with comebacks for both teams. The Patriots led for part of the first half, but then the Bulldogs went on a scoring streak up until they reached eight points.

Once the eighth and last score was tallied for the Bulldogs, the Patriots clawed back and scored another three points, but could not net one more to at least send the game into overtime.

The Bulldogs ramped up their aggressiveness early into the first half, making a tightly-packed Patriot defense separate and exploiting the holes in it.


Blake runs through Kennedy in girls lacrosse

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SILVER SPRING—The Bengal Tiger may be endangered in the wild, but the Blake Bengals faced little danger as they carried a lead for the entire match against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 14-4 win.

It was a resounding victory for a Bengal team that dominated the entire match and took advantage of a porous Cavalier defense. It used its speedy breakaways to get past defenders and either shoot from up close or pass to a teammate up close to cherry-pick.

However, the Bengals faced one threat: Kennedy junior midfielder Lina Randrianarivelo, as she ran through defenders to complete her hat trick.


Wootton buries Clarksburg in season opener 18-3

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ROCKVILLE – In the season opener for both the Wootton Patriots and the Clarksburg Coyotes girls’ lacrosse team, the Patriots dominated both halves against an inexperienced Coyotes squad to win, 18-3.

It was a stark difference in skill level from start to finish. The Coyotes had an open defense that left room for the Patriots to maneuver into and score. When the Coyotes did get close to goal, the Patriots suffocated them and forced them to play a passing game to make room.

“It wasn’t in our favor. We’re a very, very young team,” said Coyotes’ head coach Denise Miller.


Sherwood Girls LAX Destroy Q.O. 20-3

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Sherwood v QO LAX-21Sherwood's long stick takes the ball up field as Sherwood beat Q.O. 20-3. PHOTO BY TERRY BRENNAN

GAITHERSBURG – Eleven different Sherwood players scored goals in the Warriors’ 20-3 road victory Saturday over Quince Orchard.

Senior Danielle Rohrman led the Sherwood attack with three goals and four assists in the win while classmate Delaney McMenamin also scored a hat trick and had two assists for the Warriors.

“They’re a pretty powerhouse team in Montgomery County right now,” said Quince Orchard head coach Jen Mohr. “We knew we needed to come in and be aggressive. We’re not scared to play a game like this.”

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