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Women’s LAX wins 2024 OGLA state championship

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Jesuit women’s lacrosse beat Lake Oswego 12-9 to win the 2024 OGLA state championship.

Jesuit women’s lacrosse won their fourth consecutive OGLA state championship Thursday night.

Tensions were high, as Jesuit’s only loss earlier in the season was against Lake Oswego. Jesuit played them two months prior, only losing by one goal. Jesuit and Lake Oswego have a history of an intense rivalry going back years. Jesuit has won the previous three state titles and has faced Lake Oswego in the last four (no state championship in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid).

Losing a significant number of seniors starters from last year added to the challenge for this team.

“At the start of the season we made it clear that our goal was to win state. I think losing thirteen seniors put a lot of doubt on this team that we would never be as good as the years prior to us. This final game really proved that we can persevere through anything and showed everyone how hard we have worked to get here,” said junior Quinny Handley.

Starting the game strong, in the fourth minute, Quinny Handley drove up the field and found sophomore Kate Gabrielson who finished it.

Jesuit went into the half leading 7-3. Lake Oswego tightened the game in the third quarter, putting in three goals in four minutes.

In the fourth quarter freshman Hazel Mackey added to the scoresheet for Jesuit and senior Lucy Maddocks followed up to close the game with 2:52 seconds left in the game.

The final score was 12-9 for Jesuit. added to the scoresheet for Jesuit.

Senior Lucy Maddocks scored the final goal of the game for Jesuit to finish her Jesuit career. Lucy was a leader on the team this year and had a significant role in the finals, contributing three goals.

The final score was 12-9 for Jesuit.

Quinny Handley was awarded MVP of the game after contributing a total of five goals and three assists.

“Winning MVP just shows how hard my teammates and I have worked this season and the immense amount of support this team has surrounded me with. Everyday I get to practice with the best players in the state, which is what gave me confidence to face such a strong team like Lake Oswego,” Handley said.

Junior goalkeeper Evie Hester also played a significant role in Jesuit’s win with nine saves.

“We worked really hard this season and it all came together during the game. I am so proud of the team as we stayed humble and played with confidence,” Hester said.

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