Sophie Spolter’22 jumps for the ball during draw. (Katie Rankin’22/Media)
Following a tough loss to top-ranked DeSales in last years regional finals, the Columbus Academy girls lacrosse team is coming back with a vengeance for its 2019 campaign.
In our girls first in-state game, they hosted rival Bexley on Tuesday, April 2. Having competed in two exhibition games with far tougher opponents in Maryland over the break, the team felt confident in its abilities to take down the Lions. They did just that, jumping out to a quick lead and cruising to a 13-6 victory.
This weekend the Vikings took a road trip to Cincinnati to play two games against Cincinnati Sycamore on Friday, April 5, followed by a matchup with Mariemont on Saturday, April 6.
The Vikes failed to get past Sycamore’s goalie in the first half, having 8 shots on goal but only scoring on 3 of them. Sycamore, on the other hand, was having no such problem, and scored on 11 of its 13 shots to take an 11-3 lead at the half.
Academy fought back after the intermission but didn’t have enough time to cover the deficit, losing 10-15.
The next day, CA found itself in a tight contest with Mariemont and tied 5-5 at the half. But the Vikings couldn’t get the edge, losing 11-9 victory.
In the coming week, the team will compete in three games, hosting Granville on Tuesday, April 9 and Bishop Hartley on Thursday, April 11, before traveling to Rocky River on Saturday, April 13.