• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

WCHS girls lacrosse drops opener to North Oldham

The Woodford County High School girls' lacrosse team lost, 9-7, to North Oldham High School in a non conference home game on Saturday, March 3. The Lady Jackets had a 4-1 lead in the first half but the Lady Mustangs came storming back and took control of the game.

In the first half, WCHS junior Abbey Peterson scored the first goal of the game in heavy traffic around the goaltender. The Lady Mustangs responded with a goal to tie the game. A minute later, Peterson scored her second goal of the game and sophomore Brittany Sherrod scored back-to-back goals to give the Lady Jackets a three goal advantage. The Lady Mustangs scored a pair of goals late in the half to cut the deficit to one.

Sherrod earned a hat trick by scoring at the start of the second half to give the Lady Jackets a 5-3 lead. The Lady Mustangs were aggressive in their pursuit of the ball and responded with five unanswered goals to take a 8-5 lead. Peterson picked up the hat trick on a laser past the North Oldham goaltender. Sherrod scored her team-high fourth goal of the game to bring the Lady Jackets within a goal. The Lady Mustangs tacked on a score late in the game and ran out the clock.

WCHS Freshman midfielder Avery McFarland led the team with 10 ground balls. First-year goaltender, sophomore Olivia Olivas, had six saves, three of which were “doorstop” saves in the crease.

“We are a really young team this year,” said WCHS Coach Haven Buckner. “We have a huge freshman class that joined the team. Everyone has grown on the field in just a few weeks of practice and we are a totally different team than last season. This group already has shown that they play like a team and not as individuals, and bodes well for us.”

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