Varsity Girls Win Their LAX Opener
Harvey’s girls varsity lacrosse team notched a 19-7 victory Tuesday at home against Hoosac School in the Cavaliers’ first taste of interscholastic competition since COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 season.
With both teams playing with light benches, Harvey with no subs, and Hoosac with one, the squads battled for the full 50 minutes of tough, physical, fast-paced action.
Harvey opened up the scoring in the first 15 seconds and didn't look back. Midfielders Keegan Glucksman, Ellie Kalman, and Adrianna Calandros took control of the game covering the entire field. Sophomores Juliet Jaques and Emma Galgano led the younger girls on attack while fellow sophomore Lucy Durkin captained the defense to a successful shutdown on defense.
The team’s newest additions, freshmen Katie McCulloch, Chloe Ramsey-Lavoie, Phoebe Lichtman, and Kelly O’Brien did a great job of holding their own in their first lacrosse game. “Our new team members were impressive in their game play and adjusting to the action on the fly,” said coach Greg Janos.
Glucksman, the team’s lone senior, led the offense with six goals and five assists. Kalman, a junior, came up big, too, scoring five goals and assisting on five others. Jaques netted three goals and picked up four assists. Galgano and eighth grader Emily Sorio had two goals and two assists each. Calandros, a sophomore, scored a goal and assisted on another in her first game for Harvey. Sophomore goalkeeper Shelby McCaine had six saves.
Coach Janos was pleased with his team’s ball movement and overall play. “Being it was our first game, I expected mistakes to happen, but what I was more concerned with was how the girls were going to react and recover from the mistakes they made,” Coach Janos said. “The girls were excellent in responding to turnovers and recovering into the correct positioning,” he said, adding, “We still have some fine-tuning to do, but the future looks very positive.”