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By Douglas McCulloch
Hometown Weekly Staff
The Dover-Sherborn High girls’ lacrosse team fell to Wayland in the quarter finals of the Esat Division 2 tournament on June 3 13-9.
The Raiders faced an uphill battle against a tough opponent, with a few early mistakes leading to a 7-1 game in Wayland’s favor by halftime.
Although the Raiders quickly turned things around heading into the second half, bringing in several goals, it was not enough to recover. In the second half, key scorers included Emma White, who scored 3 goals for the Raiders. Maddie Shue picked up 2 goals and an assist, and Ali Jordan brought in 2 goals.
“We outscored [Wayland] in the second half, we were just too far behind at that point we couldn’t catch up,” said head coach Katelyn Barry.
Barry noted that this year has been quite successful for the team, which ended the regular season with a 13-6 record.
“We had a great season, played some very competitive teams and lost by a very small margin,” Barry said. “I thought we were going to go farther but Wayland got the best of us.”
Barry noted that next year’s team already looks promising, as the team will only be graduating two seniors this year, leaving
“We are only graduating two seniors, so while they will be greatly missed, we have basically our entire starting line-up returning for next year,” Barry said.
This year, Barry pointed to a number of players he credits as standouts, including Maddie Shue, Ali Jordan and Emma White. Shue picked up 67 goals and 25 assists throughout the season, leading to a total of 92 points accumulated, and marked her 100th career goal during the season.
Ali Jordan brought the Raiders 51 goals and 24 assists, leading to a total of 75 points, and Emma White scored 37 goals and 8 assists, and brought the Raiders 49 forced turnovers.
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