The Oxford High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse team took on the highly ranked Farmington Hills Falcons Wednesday night at Oxford Elementary School, eventually falling by a score of 6-10.
The Wildcats played hard in what turned out to be a fast and physical game up and down the field. The Wildcats continue to develop into a well-balanced group holding the Falcons to 10 goals, cutting their scoring in half compared to the last meeting of these teams.
Offensively Chloe Schultz (junior) and Emma Crosby (sophomore) were difference makers in the mid field as they moved the ball into the scoring zone where Olivia Soule (junior), Megan Klinger (senior), Carli Doyle (junior), and Keira Veltigian (senior) finished off the plays with goals.
Defensively it was a hard fought total team effort with first-rate stopping plays by Megan Alban (freshman), Summer Bell (junior), and Caitlin Hill (senior) and full field pressure by Soule and Kylie Rancilio (sophomore). Junior Shelby Mueller put on a defensive clinic as she controlled the space on the field she was responsible for by pressing, taking away lanes, causing turnovers, and aggressive break outs.
The Wildcats were within striking distance of the Falcons all night due to the play of sophomore goaltender Gracie Fritsche, as she had many timely saves on point blank shots.
Oxford Goal Scorers:
- Carli Doyle (junior)-3
- Olivia Soule (junior)-1
- Megan Klinger (senior)-1
- Keira Veltigian (senior)-1
Next game: The 3-1 Wildcats take on Utica Eisenhower Friday April 12, 7:00pm at Wildcat Stadium