After dropping their first three contests of the season by a combined score of 43-4, the St. Thomas More Girls Lacrosse squad earned their first win of the season on Saturday over Brandywine 19-14.
St. Thomas More jumped on Brandywine early taking a commanding lead just minutes into the game. Brandywine would do their best to respond in the first half cutting the St. Thomas More lead in half, 12-6, by the break.
In the second half, the Ravens would do what was necessary to solidify the victory. While Brandywine was able to put 8 goals past goaltender Maddie Rodgers, the Ravens responded offensively in the second half tallying 7 goals of their own to preserve the 19-14 victory.
Anna Kelly, Lexi Petrosky, Katy Camisky, Jena Wilson, Katie McMahon and Maria McGloin all tallied goals for the Ravens on Saturday.
Kelly and Petrosky led the way for the Lady Ravens, both tallying 5 goals and an assist apiece in the win over Brandywine. While Wilson tallied 4 goals and an assist on Saturday for the Ravens.
Rodgers was solid in net for the Ravens making 12 saves to earn the victory.
After a rough start to the season, earning a solid victory can help a team like St. Thomas More turn things around. And with only 4 games played so far this season, there is plenty of time to lead a turnaround.
"We knew our first three games would be difficult due to the fact we were playing well-established lacrosse programs," said Head Coach Molly Phillips. "I think our communication was starting to work (Saturday) and we learned that possessing the ball is a major part of winning a game."
With some young talent starting to shine led by a strong group of senior leaders the Lady Ravens from St. Thomas More won't be an easy target this year despite their slow start. The hope is they can learn from their early struggles and build upon their solid performance on Saturday against Brandywine.
The Lady Ravens return to the field on Wednesday when they host Red Lion CA before traveling to Appoquinimink on Saturday to round out their week.