Falcons fry the Lancers


Maddie Bowman

Tues. Mar. 8 Carlsbad’s women’s lacrosse team started off there season with a game against Torrey Pines. The final score was 3-15 falcons.

Rebecca Allen, multimedia editor

On March 8 the girls lacrosse team took on the reigning CIF finalists, the Torrey Pines Falcons, for the first game of the season.  The Lancers came up short in the end, but maintain a positive outlook for the season.

“I’m happy this game is over with,” coach Jana Bradley said “I think our girls just needed to get out those first game jitters and start connecting and getting that chemistry back together and I think this game we were able to do that.”

Torrey scored three quick goals at the beginning of the game, living up to their competitive reputation.

“We have a tough league this year, so we expect to play more teams like Torrey Pines,” junior Mackenzie Frost said.

The Lancers were unable to get on the board, finishing the half at 8-0, forcing them to make some changes.

“There’s definitely some learning we’re gonna do after this game,” senior Mandie Simpson said.

After the half, the Lancers showed signs of a comeback when junior Maggie Sweeney scored the first goal.

“Our first goal gave us the spark we needed but it was not enough to catch up,” Frost said.

With seven minutes left, senior Delaney Benson scored her first goal and two minutes later, Sweeney scored her second. However, the Lancers’ momentum proved not enough and the game ended 15-3.

“At the end of the game, we finally got our groove going,” Simpson said. “I think we’re definitely ready for our season now.”

Last year, the Lancers finished second in division one, so they hope to go back to the championship this year and take home the ring.

“The bar is set really high because we made it to the finals last year and we want to win CIF,” Bradley said. “That’s something that takes a lot of hard work and effort and the whole team to do it.”

With ten newcomers, the team is very different from last year, but they believe they can be stronger than ever.

“We have a lot of threats on our attacking end and we have a strong defensive unit,” Bradley said. “When we combine those things with team chemistry, we’re going to be unstoppable.”