On the best (most sunny) day of the 2016 Lacrosse Season, Ipswich U15 Orange and Black faced off against two teams from Marblehead. Both games, played at Mile Lane, showed the record attendance crowd that Ipswich U15 Girls are a talented crew with strong performances from both the 7th and 8th grade players.
Ali Moulton played in net blocking seven shots in the first game, with three stops in the second game. Annie Gillis and Tatum Galuski recorded twenty-four ground balls over the two games while finding the back of the net five times. Just like last week goals came from a wide range of players. In the first game, seven girls rang the bell and eleven girls converted shots in the second. It was great to see Louisa Roesler, Sarah Lombard
Addie Whittkamper, Natasha Spinhirin, Lilly Sheridan, Margaux Cayer and Kylie O'Keefe make the box score with tallies. Riley Daly disrupted Marblehead's offense multiple times by stealing the ball and launching counter attacks that led to goals.
Defensively, the Tigers were strongly led by Amelia Krause for the second week in a row playing great one-on-one with Marbelhead's top guns. Samantha Orroth, Elise Morrow and Ava Doran all showed great maturity in our defensive zone limiting Marblehead's ability to get good shots off. Haven Bromby and Ava Vitale stepped up defensively as well getting key ground balls.
As the second game progressed and Ipswich attempted to maintain possession, a period of 7 minutes went by when Ipswich held on to the ball and scored several back to back goals. Lilly Johnson showed her skill by helping to keep the ball in our offensive zone throughout this time frame.
Great game girls and thanks to all the spectators.