Girls varsity lacrosse remains undefeated with big win over Hempfield


Tyler Krchmar

Starting midfielder Riley Miller defends her net against Latrobe on April 6.

The Lady Hawks have now improved their record to 6-0 after a smashing victory against the Hempfield Spartans on Tuesday night at Hempfield Area High School.

“Our team did very well tonight because we came out fast and ready to play,” said starting midfielder Riley Miller. “We had a great team defense in the middle of the field and kept it out of our end most of the game, and I’m excited to get back out there and do the same thing on Thursday against Baldwin!”

It was the team’s sixth straight win in double digits as the game ended with a whopping 27-3 on the scoreboard, resulting in their fourth section victory.

Starting in net was sophomore Ashleigh Manns. On attack were senior Lucia Coccagno, junior Ella Stewart, junior Maddy Walters, and sophomore Meghan Krapp. In the midfield were junior Tori Krapp, junior Caitlyn Schultz, and junior Riley Miller. On the defensive end were junior Chloe McDaniel, junior Kaitlyn Wiard, sophomore Carley O’Mara, and freshman Averie Moul.

At halftime, the team dominated with a 17-1 lead.

“I love watching our team improve game by game,” said defender Megan Cunningham. “We have a few big section games coming up, and seeing the chemistry of everyone, and how we work together makes me think that there could be a really positive outlook for this season.”

The lead scorer of the game was Riley Miller with eight. The other 19 goals came from Caitlyn Schultz with six, Lucia Coccagno and Ella Stewart with five each, Tori Krapp with two, and Meghan Krapp with one. 

Leading with assists was Meghan Krapp with six. Caitlyn Schultz racked in four, Tori Krapp and Amanda Lincoln had two, and Lucia Coccagno, Ella Stewart, Maddy Walters, Riley Miller, and Averie Moul each had one assist.

“It can be just as tough to play well when the match-up is so uneven, but I’m proud of the attention to detail we saw tonight,” said girls varsity lacrosse head coach Becky Luzier. “We are really prepping for the hardest part of our schedule right now and I’m pleased with the way we took care of the ball and worked hard in the midfield and on defense regardless of the score. This team has a lot of fight and intensity in them and I’m excited to see how they apply that over the next few weeks as our opponents get tougher.”

The Lady Hawks are set to play their fifth section game against Baldwin on Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at home.