Green guides Maid­ens past CB South

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By An­drew Mar­cus amar­cus@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

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.

“We beat them by a lop­sided score the first time ( 13- 4 Rn MarFK 27), buW we knew it was go­ing to be tougher,” Maid­ens FRaFK JaPL WLOus BHKP said. “We were with­out one of our bet­ter play­ers and we had to shift some peo­ple to dif­fer­ent spots. We have a lot of girls that can score, but hope­fully Kaitlin will be back soon.”

Green knew right away it was go­ing to be a good afWHrnRRn. SKH IHOW FRn­fiGHnW af­ter pregame warmups where her team ex­e­cuted with fo­cus and en­ergy. The MaLGHns (8-2, 6-2 FRnIHrHnFH) Wran­sOaWHG WKaW WR a 7-1 OHaG aW KaOIWLPH. SHnLRr Han­nah Young and sopho­more Syd­ney Lear each added a pair of goals in the win.

“I feel like if I have a good warmup I know I am go­ing to have a good game,” Green said. “We aOO wHrH YHry FRn­fiGHnW Ln the warmup and that re­ally helped. It got us pumped for the game.”

“The sched­ule does not give us many prac­tice Gays,” WLOus BHKP saLG. “We need to use our games as ways to work on things.”

AOsR JHWWLnJ LnYROYHG Ln the scor­ing for the Maid­ens was BrLWWany TysRn, JuOLH HLOO anG AsKOHy DurKaP. As a ju­nior de­fense­man al­ready FRPPLWWHG WR OOG DRPLnLRn, DurKaP GLsSOayHG KHr ver­sa­til­ity by shift­ing to the PLG­fiHOG. MuOWLSOH MaLGHns made the nec­es­sary ad­just­ments to their game with the ad­just­ments to the lineup. TKH OLnHuS flHxLbLOLWy Kas WKH team ex­cited mov­ing for­ward.

“A ORW RI JLrOs sWHSSHG uS WRGay,” WLOus BHKP saLG. “AsKOHy anG (sRSKRPRrH) EPLOy Shulze moved from de­fense WR PLG­fiHOG. WH Wry WR PaNH aOO of our play­ers as ver­sa­tile as pos­si­ble. We have some pretty ath­letic girls.”

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.

“We knew from the start we had to get a lot of goals Ln,” GrHHn saLG. “AnG coach barely had any­thing to say to the de­fense be­cause they did so well. We brought it to­day.”

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