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S-GI lacrosse plays strong through losing streak

TOUGH GIRLS WEAR SKIRTS — Springville’s Jessica Wojkowiak battles with her opponents, during a recent lacrosse game.
SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute girls varsity lacrosse team lost four games, in a recent stretch. On May 1, the girls hosted Eden, in a rematch of a game they had played, earlier in the season. The Lady Griffs were unable to neutralize Eden’s Molly Neureuter, who scored 7 goals, to lead a 19 – 4 win, for the Raiders.

Hunter McCarthy scored 2 goals for the Lady Griffs, while Katie Zielen-Ersing and Jess Wojkowiak each scored a goal, in the loss. On May 2, Springville hosted Grand Island. Six Lady Vikings scored for Grand Island, to give Springville a 13 – 5 loss.

STICKS IN THE AIR ­— S-GI Lacrosse captain Katie Zielen-Ersing goes head-to-head with her opponents, during a recent game against Grand Island. Photos by Dave DeLuca.

Springville scored 2 quick goals, late in the first half, to close the gap, but Grand Island took control of the game, in the second half. Zielen-Ersing scored 3 goals, while McCarthy and Wojkowiak each added a goal, in the loss. Alex Zifra led the team, on the defensive end, scooping up five ground balls and adding two interceptions.

Goalie Bethany Lazarus made eight saves, in net, for the Lady Griffs.

On May 3, Springville lost to East Aurora 12 – 4. Despite the loss, Coach Robbyn Robnett said she felt like they played one of their best games, of the season.

“We really held them at bay, for a long time,” Robnett said, about East Aurora. “We had a score of 9 – 4 and really just contained that, for a long time. The final score didn’t really indicate the level of play that we had, in that game. Everything was just coming together; the defense was holding up, the communication piece was there, the catching and the throwing was there.”

The girls lost to Lake Shore 19 – 4 on May 6, but went up against Amherst on May 8 and Niagara Falls on May 10.



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