Down Early, Belmont Girls’ Lacrosse Now in Playoff Hunt

After getting off to a slow start with four loses and a tie, it appeared a run for the place in the Div. 2 North sectional playoffs was out of sight for the 2014 Belmont High Girls’ Lacrosse team.

But in the past two weeks, the team has won four straight including a 17-11 win over Wakefield on Friday, May 2, to get right back into the playoff hunt at 4-4-1.

The turnaround is credited to a large dose of practicing the basics, said Head Coach Aimee Doherty.

“We were having trouble catching and passing agh the beginning, So when we got a hang of that and our midfield transition down, that’s when it started getting together,” Doherty said.

In addition, the defense is playing better with better communication that closes gaps in front of sophomore goaltender Anastasia MacEwen.

Leading the way of the Marauders over the past four games are MacEwen, junior three-sport standout Sophia Eschenbach-Smith (who had eight verses Wakefield and 12 in the past two matches), junior Lizzie Frick and freshman Kayla Kaloostran who had a hat-trick against Wakefield.

And a playoff spot in the future?

“It’s possible,” said Doherty.

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