If there’s one word to sum up the Centaurus girls lacrosse season, it would be “adversity.”
Battling through everything from injuries to working with a young roster, the team has earned their name as the Warriors. In their state quarterfinal match against No. 2 seed Mullen, Centaurus, once again, overcame their underdog label.
Head coach Bob Kline went into the match with a plan that included controlling the ball off the draw, moving quickly on defense, and sticking to assignments, all of which paid off for a Warrior victory.
“It was a complete team victory,” said Kline. “Everyone stepped up, everyone contributed, and it was fun to watch.”
Age did not seem to matter in the end, as freshman Madison Hamilton led the Warriors in scoring with four goals. Andrea Kim and Sarah Meyers chipped in three goals each. While Centaurus and Mullen were evenly-matched in the first half, Centaurus’ second half scoring gave them the extra edge. Additionally, coach Kline was very impressed with the effort of goalkeeper Morgan Pittser, holding a high-scoring Mullen team to only eight goals.
Centaurus will advance to the semifinals of the state tournament to be played on Saturday at the University of Denver against No. 3 seed Colorado Academy.
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CENTAURUS 13, MULLEN 8
At Mullen HS
Centaurus 6 7 — 13
Mullen 5 3 — 8
Goals — Centaurus: Hamilton 4, Myers 3, Bradley 2, Kim 3, Pratt.
Assists — Centaurus: Kim, Pratt, Hannigan 2.
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Centaurus: Pittser (48-8-9).