Girls’ Lacrosse Close to Clinching NCS Title

The Campolindo girl’s varsity lacrosse team truly had an amazing season, going undefeated in league play, and losing only 2 games across the entire season (16-2). The team’s regular season success earned them the spot as the Division II North Coast Section (NCS) 1st seed. The Cougars were energized and prepared for postseason play.

On the heels of a big DAL championship game (vs. Northgate; 20-8), the Cougars had confidence and optimism on their side. The team excelled throughout the tournament, winning the 1st 3 games with ease. In game 1, Campo left the field victorious with a massive blowout against San Rafael (21-0). In game 2, the team dominated again, beating University 17-4. Then, in game 3, another win (16-11) against San Marin proved to everyone why Campo was ranked as the #1 seed.

Even despite all these successes, the Cougar’s season came to an end at the final matchup against the #2 seed, Marin Academy. The score was close all game, but in the end, Marin Academy came out on top, defeating the cougars 6-4.

“I think we played really hard and definitely could have beat them,” sophomore midfielder Carley Hudson explained.

There were a lot of fans cheering for both sides, so there was definitely an added pressure.
“We were dealing with the stress of a championship game and the nerves might have gotten the best of us,” she added.

“This was the seniors’ last season, so I think a lot of us wanted to do it [win] for them. It was disappointing when we lost, but we still had a great time together this year and won a lot of games regardless,” said sophomore defender Sadie Geenty.

“We may have lost, but I made so many memories this year with this team that I won’t forget this season no matter what,” said sophomore goalie Haley Richards. Richards had an exceptional game, racking up a total of 13 saves. She is known for being a true team player, and was a major component in all of Campo’s wins this past season.

Richards added that she is “really excited to hit the ground running next year, with even more intensity and enthusiasm.” Many returning players are not discouraged by this loss. If anything, they are more motivated to put in the work next season and secure that NCS title.