Girls’ lacrosse looks ahead to playoffs

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Courtesy of Brianna Ary

Members of the girls’ lacrosse team await the beginning of a game. The team begins playoffs on May 18.

On May 11, the varsity girls’ lacrosse team suffered an 8-9 loss in sudden death against the New Trier Trevians in double overtime. The loss brought the Devils’ regular season record to 10-8. Central has one of the hardest schedules in school history, playing five teams ranked inside the top twenty in the nation this year.

“It was a good game with some really good lacrosse playing from both sides,” said Delaney Mahon, senior. “In the end, they got a lucky shot when it mattered and won, but we’re looking forward to seeing them again in playoffs to finish what we started.”

As the home season comes to an end on Thursday night, May 14, against Montini, the Red Devils look ahead to the playoffs, which begins the following week. Currently, they are likely to be the third seeded team, unless dramatic changes occur in the next week.

According to Yasmain Hamood, junior, expectations for the playoffs are high.

“I expect to do very well during the postseason because we are playing very hard teams that prepare us for the playoffs,” Hamood said. “We’ve played numerous out of state teams, and even though we’ve lost to some of them, it’s made us much stronger as a team, both physically and mentally.”

The playoffs begin May 18, but the Red Devil’s will earn a bye for the first round if they are  seeded third.