POTOMAC — The Bullis Bulldogs girls varsity lacrosse team celebrated Senior Night on Saturday by registering a 20-10 victory over the visiting Quince Orchard Cougars.
Maddie Ugaz (Virginia Tech), Starr Howard (William and Mary), Sydney Schwartz (Maryland), Sabrina Hosmer (Clemson), Kate Morris (Syracuse), Maqui Carrillo (Mount St. Mary’s) and Kylie Rau (Maryland) all helped Bullis defeat their public school rival in a battle of two of the county’s top girls lacrosse programs.
“We have seven talented seniors that have been in the program for a long time so we wanted to celebrate them,” said Bullis head coach Kathleen Lloyd, “and the girls were really pumped up for the game to celebrate and they just played really well as a team.”
Bullis jumped out to a 12-6 halftime lead and outscored Quince Orchard in the second half, 8-4.
Julia Gilbert, a junior midfielder, finished with six goals and three assists for the Bulldogs and Ugaz compiled six goals and four assists.
Carli Mangum, a junior midfielder, also scored three goals for the Bulldogs.
Gilbert, a Denver commit, said Ugaz, Howard and Morris have shown tremendous leadership skills throughout the season.
“They are strong leaders,” said Gilbert. “They push our team.”
Howard, a multi-sport athlete who was named a team captain, is the program’s heart and soul.
“I just try and keep everyone calm,” said Howard. “I always like to try and stay positive.”
The sister act of Olivia and Colleen Kazanjian was solid in goal for the Bulldogs. Olivia, a sophomore, and Colleen, a freshman, both had some key saves during the game.
Georgia McCally, a junior, also saw some playing time in goal.
“Georgia had a couple nice saves and a crucial save at the end,” said Lloyd, who noted that her team takes one game at a time.
“They work together and they play as a team so that’s all I can ask,” said Lloyd.