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The Blue & Gray Press | November 22, 2017

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Club Team Spotlight: Women’s Club Lacrosse

Club Team Spotlight: Women’s Club Lacrosse

BY C.J. CUMMINGS

Saturday, Oct. 24, not only did the varsity programs compete for UMW, so did club sports. The women’s club lacrosse team played against VCU. While they fell 14-19, it was their first game of the season.

Hurricane Joaquin disrupted the beginning of the Eagle’s season, causing them to not be able to play any games up until late October.

The year started out different for the women’s club team as they lost a majority of their defense to graduation, but have managed to still have most of their core midfield and attack squads from last year.

This year there are many new members to the team. Some of the new members include many freshmen and even some from last year’s varsity squad. With practice times that are not always convenient for most students the communication has been surprisingly outstanding. Not many show up for the practices during the early afternoon, because of classes, but they still manage to stay close to each other. With that friendship, they are able to communicate and work very well on the field.

“In attacking group we are all very good friends and because of that we are able to work  very well together,” said sophomore Alex Fellows, who had four goals in the game against VCU. The team is expected to get better as games go on.

The communication will improve even more than it already is and will be working even better all-around as a team. “The team is doing well this year because we have many very strong players” said senior captain Mikaela Barton.

The club team will have two more game this fall season; with their next game being played on Nov. 7 against Lynchburg College and the following game being played against Christopher Newport University on Nov. 21.