May 24, 2018
By: Erica Rose
I can only imagine how exciting it is for a coach when they realize they have a special player on their hands. Sometimes it may take time for the athlete to develop, and sometimes they just have it in them. Well it was only the first time I covered the Saucon Valley girls lacrosse team last night, but I’m pretty sure head coach Jane Hoff is one of those lucky coaches. The Panthers won their second straight District XI title last night in convincing fashion. The girls defeated Southern Lehigh in the championship 15-4, and who led the squad but sophomore Camryn Zavacky. She started things off with 1 of 2 assists, and then showed off her offensive skills the rest of the time scoring 6 goals on the night. The midfielder was just unstoppable, making it look so easy. She was not alone though several players had a key role in the victory.
It all began with the draws. Hoff tells her team the draws win the game and that was certainly the case last night, as the Panthers won 16 of them. Defense was also a big part of the night, only allowing 4 goals. Audrey Holland came up with 5 saves.
To say that the team was excited, is an understatement. They won just their second District Title in their short existence and advance to the PIAA tournament, which begins on Tuesday. The team has really been working hard, pushing themselves and pushing each other, stated Hoff. They knew what they wanted to do last night and they took care of business, playing their best game of the year. As of now, the team does not know whom they will play but one thing is guaranteed – they will be nearby.