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Women’s Lacrosse travels to Seattle for doubleheader, goes 1-1

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April 4th Women’s Lacrosse takes on Lake Oswego.

RECAP: Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Seattle for a Doubleheader

The Jesuit women’s lacrosse team traveled up to Mercer Island, Seattle this past Friday to take on two competitive Washington teams.

“I am very proud of our performance. It is not easy to travel and play two games back-to-back against the best competition in Seattle. We battled really hard in both games,” Jesuit coach Lauren Lakey said.

The Crusaders first took on Seattle Prep at noon Saturday and came out with a 11-6 win. Seattle Prep’s entire team wasn’t able to make it to the game, so Seattle Prep’s coach handpicked players from Issaquah High School, which made it a tougher game than it was supposed to be previously.

Seattle Prep’s head coach Katie Brodsky is a grad and ex player at Arizona State University and previously played and coached at Mercer Island High School, who the Crusaders took on right after.

The Crusaders have a player of the game for every game which they call “brought down the hammer.” Against Seattle Prep, freshman Izzy Tamerlano brought down the hammer with 4 goals.

“Some specific things that went for our team in the Seattle Prep game were talking on defense and running our offense well,” Tamerlano stated. “A lot of the goals that we scored were from finding cutters which shows we did great job of feeding our teammates inside the 8 meter.”

Right after game, Jesuit came out with lots of energy against #1 ranked team in Washington, Mercer Island. The Crusaders took control with a 7-3 lead going into the second half. Junior Quinny Handley had 4 goals and junior Gigi Abernethy had 2 goals for the Crusaders. The game ended with a tough 10-13 loss.

Despite the loss, Odessa Knight felt their defense came to play.

“Our defense has been stronger recently. We have been implementing the idea of not being as focused on the girl we are guarding, but more the girl with the ball,” Knight commented. “We also have been playing a lot more aggressively.”

Jesuit was heavily prepared to play against the backer defense Mercer Island had and the Crusader’s attack was slowly able to pick apart their defense. Jesuit limited the amount of forced feeds inside and moved the ball really well through the midfield.

“I think we played solid in all areas during the game,” Knight added. “We left the game with a lot of confidence for the future. We know we can play with anyone.”

“We were competing back and forth pretty much the whole game,” Lakey said. “We ran out of gas at the very end and I believe that is due to the hot weather and tough competition. Overall, we proved that we can hang with the best of them in Washington.”

The Crusaders left the weekend 1-1 (10-2 overall). While they prepare for a run at state, they are looking to take a big win at Tigard on Wednesday.

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Kaitlyn MacLennan is a competitive and hardworking junior at Jesuit High School excited about furthering her knowledge in media production. Last year Kaitlyn took Fundamentals of Media and learned the basics of the software. Kaitlyn excelled in filming and editing videos last year and hopes to continue producing more newsworthy projects. Some of the projects Kaitlyn partook in were multiple Mic’d Up videos, a Taco Truck Review, and many other special projects. Growing up in the Bay Area in California, Kaitlyn saw different types of media design and it really drew her eye. She is hoping to bring a positive and fun voice to her work and hoping it helps her in the long run. Her hopes from this class is to get into a good college that possibly has a J school so she can pursue her hopes of getting into media. In addition to media production, Kaitlyn enjoys soccer, skiing, baking, hanging out with friends, and playing other sports. Most of the time if you don’t see Kaitlyn working on the back side of the cameras she will be on the field playing for the varsity soccer team for Jesuit. Because of Kaitlyn’s big love for sports she is highly interested in participating with JCTV and doing sports videos.