By Seth Morin
The lacrosse team achieved its first victory in program history Saturday.
The team defeated Thomas More 17-9 to earn its first victory for the season and the program in its entirety.
The team matched the victory two games later, defeating Hanover 13-7 Tuesday.
The team stands 2-5 on the season and is 2-3 in Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) games.
“This season has gone pretty great so far,” sophomore Kayanna Wolter said. “They’re an amazing group of women. I was hoping for a couple more wins but we’ve been playing very good, especially for a brand new team.”
Wolter said the team’s greatest strength is its heart.
“We click really well together and hold each other up when needed,” she said. “We have great composure and sportsmanship, all while being competitive.”
Sophomore Hannah Grow said it has been an honor to be able to play for the team.
“We have really improved since our first game,” Grow said. “We played a couple of tough teams who have been established programs for awhile at the beginning of our season, and we were able to keep up with them. You would never be able to tell that we are a first year team with girls who have never even picked up a stick before.”
Grow said that the team is like a family.
“We mix really well together and help each other no matter what,” Grow said. “We take each other’s advice seriously and know how to pick each other up when we are down on and off the field.
Both Wolter and Grow agree that the team does have some areas for improvement, but that those areas are being improved every game.
“Just the small techniques that come with lacrosse,” Grow said. “The only way to work on those is time, and the only reason we need to improve on those is because we are such a new and young team.”
“We are improving every single game,” Wolter said.
At 2 p.m. on Sunday the team takes on Defiance College, a team currently ranked sixth in the ORLC standings.
The team takes a break before they go back into action on April 11 at Waynesburg and one week later for the final game of the short season against Thiel at home.
Grow said that she expects the team to be a lot better in the future.
“I cannot wait to see where we will be in a year or two once our skills become perfected,” Grow said. “We will be a team to look out for.”