Green guides Maidens past CB South
The North Penn girls lacrosse team was disappointed to hear junior midfielder Kaitlin Suzuki was not going to be available for Tuesday’s Suburban One Continental Conference contest against CHnWraO BuFN SRuWK.
However the Maidens were not worried. Senior Lauren Green felt she had a few tricks up her sleeve.
“The girls say I have my special move,” Green said. “It’s my special shot, like a crease roll, and where I get PRsW RI Py JRaOs IrRP. AFtually, I got all four goals from it today. I may need to change it up.”
Green got the Maidens going early and behind her four goals toppled the visitLnJ TLWans IRr an 11-4 YLF- tory. The attacker danced by defenders and helped the Maidens maintain a high level of play despite Suzuki — a Temple commit — missing from the fold.
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“The schedule does not give us many practice Gays,” WLOus BHKP saLG. “We need to use our games as ways to work on things.”
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The only thing that is more exciting than the Maidens’ versatile play is the chemistry they possess. The group feeds off one another and communicates wHOO Rn WKH fiHOG bHFausH RI LWs bRnG RII WKH fiHOG. AnG when they have the unfortunate chance to be motivated by a fallen teammate, wHOO, WKH TLWans (3-7, 2-6) got a taste of that Tuesday.
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