Varsity Girls Lacrosse Impresses in Season Opener

Like the spring season, The Masters School's varsity girls lacrosse team came in like a lion during its opening game on Tuesday, April 2, at The Harvey School.

The Panthers dominated from the opening whistle, cruising to a convincing 17-4 victory. 

"I think part of the key to starting off the season strong was goal-setting early on," head coach Alexis DiDomenico said. "We met as a team and set clear, measurable goals for ourselves. We were excited for this first game and knew it would be an important stepping stone in achieving one of our goals for the season."

Frankie Navin ’28 (eight ground balls) paced the offense with a game-high four goals and Michelle Nanna ’25 scored three times. Sophie Miller ’24 and Genesis Cruz ’27 added two goals apiece, while Sydney Starkey ’25, Olivia Fitzsimmons ’25, Jennica Pereiras ’24, Maya Yoon ’26, Kendall Halprin ’24 and Molly Brooks ’25 notched one goal apiece. Clio Foley ’26 (three caused turnovers, six ground balls), Amariah Leckie ’24 and Bea Hopper ’27 (10 saves) anchored the defense. 

Masters managed to excel despite the inclement weather, which included steady rain and strong winds. 

"We did what we could in order to mentally prepare everyone to play the day before," DiDomenico said. "We knew the weather would not work in our favor and that we would be playing on a grass field. We didn’t even discuss the option of the game being canceled, so I think that helped in everyone prepping for the elements. The team also understood that our opposition was battling against the same weather. The best team was going to fight through it and come up with the desired result."

The Panthers will look to keep the momentum going in their next game against visiting Sacred Heart on Friday, April 5, at 4:00 p.m. 

"The coaches are really excited for this team," DiDomenico said. "We have a young group, but they’re committed to getting better and succeeding as a team. They get better each day, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they continue to progress toward their potential."

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