Hinsdale Central varsity girls lacrosse beats Lyons


Angie Conley

Senior Angie Conley in defense.

On Tuesday, May 15, the girl’s varsity lacrosse team went up against cross-town rivals, the Lyons Township Lions. The resulting score was 12-1 for Hinsdale Central.

In lacrosse, there are three positions: attack, who scores the goals; defense, who protects the team goal; and midfield, who combines the roles of attack and defense.

The starting line up began with attackers: Reese Napier, Daphne Venetsanopolous, Emily Brankin, Parker Matthews, Peyton Moncrief. Midfielders: Angie Conley, Ariana Tavoso, Logan O’Connor, Elisa Mann, Peyton Moncrief, Amelia Sowers. Defense: Elisa Mann, Francesca Gick, Regan Torsberg, Chloe Vandelune, Amelia Sowers

“We watch a film before most games, we strategize in offensive and defensive meetings,” said Elisa Maan, senior.

 The team played tough against LT. LT was very physical and they fought hard. Captain Reese Napier had a solid day with 2 goals and 3 assists. Senior Emily Brankin also scored 2 goals. Captain Ari Tavoso returned from injury and had a good day on the field with 1 goal and 5 ground balls. Sophomore rising star Peyton Moncrief also had a goal and led the game with 6 ground balls. Junior Regan Torsberg had 2 Caused Turnovers and Makenna Schultz continues to prove that she is the best Goalie in the state.

Girls Varsity lacrosse team playing against New Trier HS (Matthew Mcniff)

“We go into each game with a ‘one game at a time’ approach. We never overlook an opponent,” said Coach Matthew McNiff, varsity Lacrosse coach. “There is no next game if we can’t win the present one.”

The team still has quite a bit to go until the state championship game, but coming up they have their first playoff game on Monday, May 22 against Montini Catholic High School at home.