Girls varsity lacrosse dominates Peters Township in big section game


Tyler Krchmar

Lady Hawks defend their net against Latrobe on April 6.

The Lady Hawks walked off their home turf with a commanding victory over their toughest opponent yet, Peters Township, on Thursday night, improving their record to 8-0.

“It was a very tough, dirty game and we came out and killed it,” said junior captain Caitlyn Schultz. “I am very proud of everyone, we all tried our hardest!” 

At the end of the game, the scoreboard read 15-7, giving the Bethel Park Girls lacrosse team their sixth section victory of the season.

“I’m really proud of the energy and commitment we gave tonight,” said senior goalie Kenna Moriarty. “With how strong we are as teammates on and off the field, I know we can do anything.”

 Starting the game on attack was senior Lucia Coccagno, junior Ella Stewart, junior Maddy Walters, and sophomore Meghan Krapp. The three juniors Tori Krapp, Riley Miller, and Caitlyn Schultz all started on midfield. Starting on the defensive end was junior Chloe McDaniel, junior Kaitlyn Wiard, sophomore Carley O’Mara, and freshman Averie Moul.

The team ended halftime with a 6-4 lead over Peters. 

“Tonight we really got a chance to see what this team is made of,” said head coach Becky Luzier. “I think we have been anticipating this stretch of our schedule for the last month and that showed a little in the beginning, but ultimately the girls showed themselves to be exactly what I have known them to be all along-tenacious, motivated, and in my opinion, unstoppable. When you’re this talented from one end of the field to the other, it’s hard for anyone to find an opening to get any momentum going and I think you saw that tonight too.”

Giving the team seven out of their fifteen goals was Caitlyn Schultz. Lucia Coccagno and Ella Stewart both put up three points on the board, and Tori Krapp had two.

Meghan Krapp racked in three assists and Riley Miller had two.

“I’m so proud of our success tonight,” said senior captain Lucia Coccagno. “I really think we left it all out on the field and everyone played to their fullest potential. This is just the beginning of our tough section play and I can’t wait to see everything we accomplish in the next few weeks.”

The Lady Hawks will play their seventh section game against Upper Saint Clair on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at USC High School.