By Travis Smola
The Vicksburg varsity girls’ lacrosse team had a bit of a rough year as it tries to build for the future.
One would never know the challenges the team has faced from the positive attitudes of the girls both before and after a rough loss to Mattawan.
The Lady Bulldogs were shut out in the contest. The big highlight was goalie Maryssa Wright’s 13 saves in net. Late in the game a full-force shot from a Mattawan player struck her kneecap. The trainers rushed out to attend to her and after a few moments she shook off the stinger and finished out the game. It was symbolic of the never-quit attitude the team has had all year.
“Our girls work their tails off and try as hard as they can,” Head Coach Charlie Glascock said.
The team did get better at scoring and defense as the season went on. The team is losing five seniors this year in Samantha Carr, Morgan Tassell, Katie Flintrop, Kayla Hall and Jordynne Haines.
Next year’s team will return 12 players with a little more experience. Because lacrosse is such a challenging game, Glascock is hoping more parents can get involved. At some point, he’d like to see a middle school program to help girls gain experience before they get to the varsity level.
“We’re building for the future,” he said.