IHS Girls Lacrosse Tames Lions
IHS Varsity and JV Lacrosse teams travelled to Greensburg-Salem on Thursday.
Fresh off a tough away match-up last night, the Indians were on fire tonight at Offutt Field. Offensively, IHS dominated with aggressive team play, with 8 different players netting points for the Indians. Defense was equally strong, not wanting to allow any easy shots on goal and grabbing a season high 39 ground balls in the game.
Indiana powers to a 12:2 lead in the first half of play. Use of time-outs and the half-time strategy session allowed the Lions to sneak in several successful fast breaks, but IHS closed out the second half scoring three more times and allowing only 2, for a final score of 15:4.
Goalie Ella Spadafora owned the crease tonight, with a total of 8 saves in the first half and 5 in the second half. Defenders broke up a number of Greensburg drives, with special recognition to Jordan Raible for 5 caused turn-overs. Ground ball leaders were Bailey Dills (7), Alyssa Rayko (7), Amelia Kuzneski (7), Raible (4), two each for Keegan Fulton-Schuller, Ashleigh Bowman, and Claire Kuzneski, with one each for Lydia Lewis, Ceci Sherwood, Allisyn Arotin, Mia Spadafora, and Avery Redd.
Scoring for Indiana were Amelia Kuzneski (6), two each for Taylor Marcozzi, Bailey Dills, and Michaela Hays, with additional points from Katie Conrad, Jordan Raible, Alyssa Rayko, and Avery Redd.
The JV game preceding was a closer matchup, with IHS heading into half-time tied 3:3.
Scoring for IHS JV by the game’s close were Avery Redd (1), Ashleigh Bowman (2), and Mia Spadafora (1).
On the defensive side, Goalie Hannah Steele had six saves for the evening.
Groundball leaders were Emily Wright (4) and Ella Spadafora (4), with three each, Kira Cunningham, Ceci Sherwood, and Allisyn Arotin, and additional GBs from Avery Redd (2) and Hannah Hays (2), Ashleigh Bowman (1), Paige Mitsko (1), Amy Arotin (1), Mia Spadafora (1) and Bryn Beck (1).
In the second half, Greensburg took the lead, scoring 3 times to Indiana’s 1, ending the game 4:6.
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