Girls Lacrosse Wins Over Woburn But Loses To A More Talented Notre Dame Academy


Michele Lucas

A Walpole player moves the ball through the midfield.

Over vacation week the Girls Lacrosse team played two very good teams, Woburn and Notre Dame Academy of Hingham. While both games were away Walpole won against Woburn on Wednesday, April 18 but lost big to N.D.A . on Friday April 20.

The two games were very different. Against Woburn the Rebels fought hard, won every ground ball, and most of the draws. This led to many scoring opportunities for the offense. However, the Rebels, along with all high school teams, had to contend with a new rule this year; that if a player receives a yellow card that team must play a man down giving the opposing team a huge advantage. Walpole had encountered this rule for the first time against Natick, a week earlier. Though the Rebels received three yellow cards throughout the game they managed to keep Woburn from winning the game with the final score being 15-10.

On Friday against N.D.A. Walpole lost most of the draws so the ball was kept out of the offensive zone causing the girls to lose 16-5. Walpole’s first goal was scored late in the first half because of the lack of offensive opportunities. As well as losing the draws, Walpole’s transitions out of the defensive zone were poor and caused turnovers. In the second half, Walpole managed to score four more goals. Overall, Walpole lost to a more talented team who is competing for a Division I State Title along with other elite teams such as Westwood, Needham, and Lincoln-Sudbury.

Walpole continues to fight to get into tournament and because these teams are not in the Bay State League the team hopes to win the Herget Division.