Even though the result wasn’t what Dan Schmitt wanted, Saturday marked the culmination of a positive spring break for his Arlington High School girls lacrosse team.
The Admirals, visiting Class A powerhouse Yorktown, lost 14-5. Arlington will face another strong team in its next game, at Kingston on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Schmitt likes that his girls are beginning the season against sturdy competition.
“It’s going to raise the bar for them. We wanted to challenge them,” said Schmitt, whose team finished 14-4 last year and reached the Section 1 Class A quarterfinals. “The only way to play at that level is to show them that level. We have a tough start to our season with four or five really good opponents in a row. We’re certainly looking forward to it.”
Abby Carlin, Danielle DiLorenzo and Danielle Heady began the year offensively for the Admirals. Carlin and DiLorenzo each scored two goals, while Heady had one goal and one assist. Goalie Maryn Lowell made 12 saves.
But Yorktown, which was last year’s Section 1 Class A runner-up, mustered just a little more offense to take the win.
“Everyone was excited,” Schmitt added. “Everyone was anticipating a tough opponent and Yorktown certainly delivered.”
Schmitt said that he would have liked different results in the first game, but his team is “coming together.”
And, it is prepared for the season-long grind.
“We’re ready to go,” Schmitt said. “It should be fun.”
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