Saint Joe Girl’s Lacrosse Hits the Field Again


Coach Julie Stangebye

Girls lacrosse team after playing Culver at Cuvler

Avery Herendeen, Staff Writer

The Lady Indian’s Lacrosse Team hit the field again for their first game of the season against Chesterton. Being the first game of the season, the girls felt all the nerves but were very excited to be on the field again especially considering the uncertainties due to Covid. This season’s captain leaders are seniors Hannah Tyler, Flannery Fangman, Avery Herendeen and sophomore Colette Taylor. 

The Indians fought a close battle all game. Beginning the game strong, senior Lousia Davis won the draw and headed down the field for the first goal of the game. Chesterton responded quickly with two goals. With seven minutes remaining in the first half, the Indians put two points on the board while Chesterton had four.

At the start of the second half, each team battled hard, Chesterton scoring one quick to put them up by two. With few minutes remaining in the game, Coach Katie Neeser called a timeout to rest the team and remind them the strategy to win. Back onto the field, Louisa Davis won the draw to midfielder Avery Herendeen, she snatched the ball and headed downfield. Settling in on offense, with just three minutes on the clock, Davis cut through for a pass. Receiving the pass she took the shot and scored to bring the game to a one goal deficit. The girls fought through with the strongest two minutes of the game at the end but fell short by one goal for a four to five final score.

Although it was a tough loss, it was a strong start to the season. The hard work and drive in the game showed where this team has the ability to go throughout the season. The team is made up of several underclassmen along with nine seniors meaning they have great opportunities for growth over the season.

“I am so proud of our team tonight and after seeing this, we can only go up from here,” says the senior captain with great excitement about her team.