By Cassie Archer, Claire Richey and Abby McIntyre,
The Davis High women’s lacrosse team dominated Casa Roble 20-0 on Tuesday, April 26–Senior Night.
The night started out with a brief ceremony honoring the senior athletes, in which the rest of the team presented them with flowers, posters and food. The team recognized seniors Emily Lopez-Ishikawa, Isabel Realyvasquez, Julia Zabala, Isabella Babich, Sarah Sherwin, Abby Meyer and Anna Belenis.
The game got off to a quick start following the ceremony, with Meyer scoring a goal around thirty seconds into the game.
Within the first five minutes, the Devils had a total of six points, five of which were scored by seniors. For the rest of the first half, the Devils were mostly on offense and had almost complete control of the ball.
Coach Jen Morris said that in the past, playing Casa Roble hasn’t been a challenge for the Devils.
“Our goal coming in was that mainly seniors are scoring and they’re scoring off assists,” Morris said. “So that was the whole plan, just to keep looking for each other, and they just did such a good job.”
According to team captain Sherwin, because this game was more relaxed and not as competitive as some, players normally on defense were able to score.
“Our goalkeeper [junior] Maggie Whittemore got to play on offense today,” she said. “[It] was super fun to see her out there scoring goals.”
By the end of the first half, the score was 13-0.
“I think whenever we’re in this situation, we don’t wanna run up the score on a team,” Morris said. “But at the same time, it’s really hard not to because it kind of becomes very easy to score.”
She said that it was important that the Devils kept in mind that they have been in similar situations.
Morris said that this game was all about “trying to take some time and work on things we need to work on rather than […] just take the easy route and go to goal.”
“I think each of our seniors just really showed that they are just wonderful people and they work together so well,” she added.
For Sherwin, it was a “bittersweet” ending.
“Of course I’m excited to go off into my future and do something other than high school,” she said. “But it’s definitely been a good ride here at DHS playing on the lacrosse team.”