Girls Lacrosse Rallies for Big Win over Wilmington Charter
In a battle of the "undefeated", the Archmere girls lacrosse team took on fellow undefeated Wilmington Charter in a key Diamond State Athletic Conference game on April 18th on the road. The Auks trailed the Force, 6-0, just seven and a half minutes in. But the girls fought back, getting the deficit down to one at halftime, then controlled play for much of the second half on their way to a 15-12 win.
Charter dominated the draws and ground balls in the beginning of the first quarter, scoring for the first time after a restart less than two minutes in. After that first one, the goals came pouring in until they reached 6 and the momentum changed.
"After a timeout, the Auks began their comeback. A ground ball win led to a long possession and the team’s first goal, scored by Bella Hughes cutting in front of Force goalie Kathryn Houston. Sara Denning got her scoring started three minutes later, scoring on an 8-meter, and a minute after that, she took a pass from Becca Olsen and bounced one in to cut that six-goal deficit in half."
Charter led 9-8 at halftime, and Archmere tied the game four and a half minutes into the second half. Brynn Bastian-Pastore scored on a pass from Becca Olsen, who finished the game with six assists. "Bella Hughes put the Auks up to stay with 12:51 to go, going up the middle on an 8-meter shot. That was the first of three straight for Archmere, who took a three-goal lead after consecutive scores by Denning." Archmere controlled possession for the rest of the game, scoring twice more.
Sara Denning led the team with five goals. Becca Olsen had three goals to go along with her six assists, and Bella Hughes also had a hat trick. Goalie Ellie DiCarlo made seven saves.