Girls lacrosse makes strong debut in Grand Ledge

Girls lacrosse makes strong debut in Grand Ledge

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Girls lacrosse makes strong debut in Grand Ledge

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The Grand Ledge lacrosse program welcomes female athletes after breaking off from the combined team with Waverly and Lansing Catholic in previous years.

Not only was Grand Ledge able to field a varsity team this year, but was also able to obtain enough interest from the younger girls to field girls junior varsity team and multiple teams in grades 3-8.

It is interesting to note that girls’ and boys’ lacrosse are similar in some ways and very different in others. For example, the style of lacrosse played by the girls is more true to the traditional game played in the Colonial U.S. introduced by Native American Indians at that time.

Similar to most spring sports, the start of the season was delayed due to inclement weather.

When they were finally able to begin play, the varsity girls fell to DeWitt with a heartbreaking loss of 14-1 on April 17.

Determined to show their resilience, the team answered by posting a respectable 16-9 win over Flushing High School in a home game on April 22.

The following day, in their second home game of the season the girls suffered loss to Holt, however, showing great effort against adversity, goals were scored by Abbey Turner and Shelbie Bouck.

On Saturday, April 26, the girls traveled to Saginaw Heritage and played a very competitive game, but unfortunately ended up with an 11-9 loss in overtime.

Visit the lacrosse webpage at http://www.gllacrosse.com.

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