May 23, 2019
By: Erica Rose
Well I haven’t covered much lacrosse this Spring. In fact, I don’t think I covered girls lacrosse all season until last night, and it was evident that nothing has changed. Parkland is still the same powerhouse team they've been for the past 4 years. The District XI Championship was held last night at DeSales, and side note – the new facilities there look great! But anyway, I was excited to see the game, thinking it would be a good one. Easton and Parkland have become a bit of a rivalry in girls lacrosse. It was the fourth straight year the two would meet in the District title game. The Red Rovers defeated Parkland in the EPC last season (Parkland got their revenge this year) but the Rovers have never defeated the Trojans in Districts, and that remained the case after 50 minutes of play. Parkland, who was making their 8th straight appearance in the championship, came out with a fire that could not be tamed. It was the best start of the year, and it was because of their quick scoring that they were able to hang on for the 4peat.
trailing 8-0 in the first half, the Red Rovers did not get on the board for 23 minutes and 19 seconds. The Trojans were in complete control. They dominated in every aspect, controlling practically every possession. Their one mistake that almost came back to haunt them, was taking their foot off the pedal. The second half was a different story. It was the type of battle I expected to see coming in. The Red Rovers were a different team. They outscored the Trojans 8-4. They kept the Trojans off of the board for 15 minutes, but it was too little too late. Freshman Lea Krieger led the charge for the Red Rovers scoring all 4 of her goals in the second half, but unfortunately their season comes to an end. As for the Trojans, they look to build off a season ago, when they became the first District XI girl’s lacrosse team to win a state game. They also believe that their post season experience along with their out of conference schedule has them prepared for what’s to come. This season they faced a lot of District 1 and 2 teams, the most they’ve ever faced.
The state tournament begins on Tuesday where they will take on the 5th seed out of District 1.