By Seth Kinker, email@example.com
After a rough start to the season, the young Saline Girls’ Lacrosse team won two games last week to push their win streak to three after beating Oxford on Friday, April 13.
The Hornets hosted the Salem Rocks at Hornets stadium April 16 and were in control heading into halftime taking an 8-4 lead. After the break Saline outscored the Rocks 7-4 in the second half to win 15-8.
Goal scorers were seniors Emily Hill (5) and Anna Lechard (4). Juniors Lilly Duce and Elaina Height both had two goals. Juniors Hanah Allen and Emi Maloney added one goal apiece.
April 18 the Hornets traveled to Ann Arbor Huron to take on the River Rats. After a 9-4 first half lead for Saline, the River Rats would make a second half comeback that fell just short. They outscored the Hornets 8-6 in the second but the first half onslaught proved to be too much for the River Rats to overcome as the Hornets won 15-12.
Goal scorers for Saline included senior Grace Livsey led the team with five goals while Hill added four and LeChard had two goals.
Junior defender Caroline Krause led the team with seven ground balls.
Hornets head coach Ashley Glenn last spoke to The Sun Times about implementing things on both ends of the field, after going 2-0 this week she discussed the teams continued growth,
“I think a lot of our improvement has come from the defensive end and our transition,” said Glenn. “We’re making smart plays defensively that have given us more opportunities on offense, and the team took a few changes to our transition and ran with them the last few games. The offense is also improving, and we’re seeing more people play really confidently with the ball. We’re looking to turn that into more people with points on the board now, and this is a step in the right direction. The team is definitely settling into the system and running it more naturally as well.”