Middle School Girls Lacrosse Splits With Indian Hill

David Walton answered the call and filed a great report for the Middle School Girls Lacrosse team.

Wednesday night the Wyoming Middle School lacrosse teams hosted two games against always tough Indian Hill.  The first game started off rough with Wyoming falling behind by four goals early on 5-1.  Coach Simmons inspirational speech got the girls focused and Wyoming responded with great goaltending from Olivia Grady and three goals before the break, including two from Libby Wadds, the Cowboys brought things within a goal at the break, 5-4.  Indian Hill expected to pull away in the second half, but it didn’t happen.  Led by some phenomenal end-to-end efforts from Caroline Meis, Kelly Lyons, and Greta Warmbier, every time Indian Hill got up by two goals, Wyoming trimmed it to one, and it was still within reach at 7-6 thanks to a couple of goals from Kylee Berigan.  Not wanting to chance giving the ball back to the Cowboys, Indian Hill started spread out the field late in the game to play stall ball to run out the clock, and Wyoming had to take chances on defense.  That led to a couple of easy goals by Indian Hill in the last few minutes but with Olivia making a phenomenal stop in the closing seconds to keep the final margin at Wyoming 6, Indian Hill 9.

The second game saw Indian Hill jump out to another quick 3-0 lead thanks to shots directly from the setting sun that goalie Grace Desserich could not see at all.  But the Cowboys wouldn’t give up; Cate Hummel, Peyton Osha, and Abby Buysse all tallied key goals and Wyoming bounced back.  Still down 7-5 with just  five minutes left in the game, Wyoming stiffened behind Lauren Montgomery’s first game ever as goalie and took control of play, bringing it into a 7-7 tie with just a few minutes remaining.  When Wyoming got the ball back with 90 seconds left, coach Simmons called a key timeout and set up a clear out play for Maia Davis, who took the ball around goal and buried a wraparound for the 8-7 lead.  The Cowboys withstood several last minute rushes from the Indian Hill offense but stood tough, and when Riley Bahr grabbed a ground ball with 10 seconds left and ran it out of her end, Wyoming had a hard-earned 8-7 victory.  They’ve now beaten every team in the league at least once this year and their record stands at 16-6-2.

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