Playing at home on Saturday, May 20, the girls lacrosse team defeated Tower Hill 18-10 in the quarterfinals of the DIAA State Tournament. Heading into playoffs, the #3 seed Auks boasted an impressive 13-1 regular season record. Tower Hill controlled the opening draw and held possession for more than two minutes, even gaining a 3-0 edge, before the Auks found their momentum.
"Archmere started to change the tenor of the game after a steal less than a minute after that goal. Becca Olsen came out from behind the net and shot over her head high into the net for the Auks’ initial tally. They won the draw, and this time Olsen played distributor, finding a cutting Bella Hughes in front for the team’s second goal in 25 seconds. Those two teamed up again at the 16:16 mark, leveling the score."
The Archmere offense went on to dominate possession for the rest of the game. In total, Bella Hughes '24 and Sara Denning '23 each had 5 goals, while Claudia Koch '26 and Becca Olsen '23 each had three. Becca Olsen added seven assists. Goalie Ellie DiCarlo '24 had nine saves, while Holly Hayes '23 made one.
Archmere will take on No. 2 Tatnall in the Semifinal on Tuesday, May 23 at Delaware State University in Dover at 7:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://gofan.co/app/school/DIAA.