• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS girls' lacrosse heating up

WCHS FRESHMAN AVERY MCFARLAND, pictured earlier this season, charges up the field with the ball. McFarland has scored five goals this season for the Lady Jackets. (File photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets' lacrosse team won a double header on Sunday, March 18 in Hardin County.

The Lady Jackets dominated the Bowling Green Lady Purples for the entire game. WCHS sophomore Brittany Sherrod scored seven goals on eight attempts and added a pair of assists in the game. Junior Abbey Peterson scored five goals on seven shots and added four assists. Seven other Lady Jackets scored goals in the game.

The Lady Jackets controlled possession of the ball by grabbing 45 ground balls. Sherrod had 13 ground balls, Peterson had 11 and freshman Avery McFarland had five.

WCHS sophomore goaltender Olivia Olivas was seven for seven in save attempts.

The Lady Jackets also beat the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers 18-5 on Sunday, March 18. The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first half and never looked back.

Peterson was solid for WCHS scoring seven goals and adding an assist. Sherrod scored nine points total on five goals and four assists. McFarland chipped in with a pair of goals. Sherrod led the team in ground balls with 13 and Peterson was second with seven.

The Lady Jackets face Lexington Catholic on Thursday, March 22, and then travel to Knoxville, Tenn to play three games on March 24.

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