• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS girls' lacrosse advances to state semifinals

WCHS SOPHOMORE GISELLE URIBE attempts a shot in the Lady Jackets’ win over Tates Creek on Monday, May 7. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County High School girls' lacrosse team beat Tates Creek, 20-4, on Monday, May 7 in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. The Lady Jackets came out fast and took a 5-1 lead in the first six minutes of the game. Woodford led by a dozen at halftime and were relentless in its pursuit of the ball.

WCHS sophomore Brittany Sherrod scored nine goals on nine shot attempts. Junior Abbey Peterson scored six goals and added four assists, Freshman Sam Stevens scored three goals and freshman Avery McFarland added two.

Sherrod led the team in fielding with 20 ground balls and McFarland added seven.

“I was glad that we got this win and I am looking forward to seeing what the next round brings,” said WCHS Coach Haven Buckner. “It was a great start to the playoffs. We need to continue to work on stick skills but everyone getting looks tonight was great experience. This is a young team so any chance that we get to learn is valuable to us.”

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