Girls LAX Earns 12th Win

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Jack Moeller

Jack Moeller, Sports Editor

After losing to rival Miramonte earlier in the week, girls’ lacrosse defeated Northgate 12-8 on May 1 at Bob Wilson Stadium. Campolindo was led by a strong offense, scoring 8 goals in the 1st half.

The offensive attack scored the first 4 goals of the game within the first 7 minutes of play.

Sophomore Rebecca Hull said the loss to Miramonte gave the team extra motivation for a quick start against the Boncos. “We came off a close loss, so we came out really hard wanting to win this game,” she said.

Freshman Liv Lagomarsino said, “I think that we came out really strong and confident, which helped us.”

After a Northgate scoring run, Campolindo still led 8-3 at the half.

Lagomarsino said that quickly getting up the field was essential. “I thought that we spread out more than we usually do and our transitions were good,” she said.

Lagomarsino said that she and her teammates found holes in Northgate’s goaltending with well placed shots.

According to senior May Hildeburn, new personnel, along with new formations led to their success. “We actually subbed a lot of different players, and tried different formats. That went to our benefit because every single person on our team is fully capable of making a positive impact,” she said.

According to Hull, the offensive attack was also balanced with key stops on defense. “Our defense was playing really well, and we were winning all of the draws,” she said.

Lagomarsino said that wining the draws is key. “It is very important. That was very big [winning the draws], because it starts off each round,” she said.

Hildeburn agreed, “I think that we were consistent in draw controls, and that really helped game possession,” she said.

The Cougars pushed their lead to 12-4, with 10:47 left in the 2nd half. The Broncos were able to counter Campo’s goal streak by scoring the game’s last 4 goals.

Head coach Jessica Hoffschneider said that a slow attack led to Northgate’s scoring run. “The 1st half we started out more aggressive than we played in the 2nd half. We did not have as many turnovers in the 1st half,” she said.

Hoffschneider added that defense and fundamentals need improvement. “We transitioned in the midfield really well, but something we need to improve on is not turning over the ball so much. We had a goal of turning over the ball 2 or 3 times each half, and we turned it over 8 times each half,” she said.

Campolindo’s victory was their 12th of the season.

According to Hoffschneider, a well-rounded team leads to a balanced attack. “We have a strong offense this year. What is great is that we do not have one person leading everything. Every game we have a lot of people scoring goals. Tonight, I believe that we had 8 or 9 different girls score a goal, which is great that we do not rely on one person,” she said.

Campo will play Dougherty Valley on May 5, and Acalanes on May 8. The Cougars lost to both of these opponents earlier this season.

Nevertheless, Hoffschneider said that hard work can bring results: “We [need to] work really hard in practice, and we always play up to the level of the teams that are tougher. With teams like Northgate, for some reason tonight, we played down to their level. It is all about in practice doing what we need to do, because when it comes to game time, the girls definitely rise to the occasion.”