Narrow loss ends Quaker Valley girls lacrosse season
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It was a tough way to end the season for the Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team.
The Quakers were faced with the tall task of facing 13-1 Shady Side Academy in the opening round of the WPIAL Division I playoffs. They were no strangers to the Indians, as Quaker Valley fell to them, 16-8, on April 26.
The Quakers gave it their all, leading 5-4 at the half but eventually lost to Shady Side Academy, 9-8.
“In my eyes, we were winners,” Quaker Valley coach Nellie Kraus said. “They played as a team and didn't get down on each other. They delivered the game plan we had set up. They executed it perfectly. You have to live and learn and be a better team from it next year.”
Sophomore Annie Henry led the team with three goals, and sophomore Megan Amorosa had two goals.The loss dropped Quaker Valley to 8-8-1.
It was a year of ups and downs: The Quakers dropped three games by a one-goal deficit but had a strong finish to the season, winning four of the final five regular-season games.
“We had a lot of heartbreak with the one-goal losses to Seneca Valley and Sewickley Academy,” Kraus said. “I am just really proud they continued to get better. The girls rose up and met the goals we set at the beginning of the year. We had a lot of depth, so we should be strong the next two seasons.”
Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org orvia Twitter @NSmith_Trib.
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