Girls Lacrosse Headed to State Tournament

The Girls Lacrosse team is headed for the state tournament for the second year in a row, as reported in Wednesday’s Newton Tab:

The Newton South girls lacrosse team was taken out of its comfort zone during the first half of its road rematch with Dual County League Small rival Waltham. …

Bolstered by the return of seniors Ava Shaevel and Emily Duggan, who were late-arriving to the game due to advanced-placement exams, to start the second half, however, the Lions set out to play the final 25 at their pace. With Jordan Briney winning the draws that had mostly gone Waltham’s way in the first half, the Lions pushed the pace and outscored the hosts, 10-3, the rest of the way in a 13-8 victory.“In the second half, when everyone was together, we just decided that we weren’t going to lose this game no matter what,” said South first-year varsity coach Molly Widrick. “Then they went out and played like it.

”The Lions improved to 8-6 with the triumph, then secured a state tournament berth for the second straight year on Saturday with a 23-15 victory against Brookline.“Our offense really showed up strong,” Widrick said of Saturday’s contest, “to get 23 goals off 18 assists. And it gave us the wins we need for the tournament, so beautiful day, and a great win.”