Dou­ble vic­tory

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By CIARA PRATT

An all-girls lacrosse team has two new ti­tles to its name.

Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School girls team has won both the Auck­land Sec­ondary School Girls Lacrosse tour­na­ment and the Na­tional Sec­ondary School Girls Lacrosse tour­na­ment. MAGs beat Western Springs Col­lege 4-1 in the Auck­land tour­na­ment and won the na­tional tour­na­ment 9-0 against Dioce­san School.

Coach Josh Har­vey says his team has been train­ing to­gether for around three years.

‘‘They’re an awe­some bunch to train and the thing that made them stand out in the com­pe­ti­tion was their abil­ity to play re­ally well to­gether as a team.’’

Auck­land schools tour­na­ment or­gan­iser Kate McLain says the sport’s pro­file is slowly ris­ing.

‘‘MAGS now have a re­ally good girls’ side and hope­fully that will en­cour­age new play­ers and those girls to continue play­ing,’’ Ms McLain says.

Mr Har­vey says the sport is very pop­u­lar at MAGS with fur­ther in­ter­est be­yond their two full teams.

‘‘It’s the fastest grow­ing sport in the United States so it would be great to see more of it over here.’’

Dou­ble win: The Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School girls’ lacrosse team A has won both the Auck­land and na­tional sec­ondary school girls com­pe­ti­tions.

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