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Pioneer LAX women race by North Lincoln, 12-4

By David Rogers. BOONE, N.C. — Jumping out to three early goals helped, but then Watauga women’s lacrosse team had to overcome a late first half lull that saw North Lincoln tighten the deficit. With a second half barrage of goals, the Pioneers raced to a convincing, 12-4 win on March 20 on the Leigh Cooper Wallace athletic field.

BONUS PHOTOS @ BOTTOM OF ARTICLE

Aidan Stroud (6) passes the ball to an attacking teammate from behind the net on March 20 vs. North Lincoln. Photographic image by David Rogers

Seven Pioneers found the scoring column against the Knights, led by Lilly Farley’s three goals and two each from Juliet Eagles, Juna Gersonde, and Katie Kriley. Other goals came on attacks by Aiden Stroud, Karla Ruiz Alegria, and Maddie Ellis.

Watauga head coach Julia Harrison seemed pleased by her team’s performance.

“We figured coming in that our teams would be evenly matched, so the 12-4 result is a pleasant surprise. The most impressive thing about this win was the improvements we have made on defense, as well as the movements of players when they don’t have the ball to create space and opportunities,” said Harrison.

BONUS PHOTOS (all photographic images by David Rogers)

That’s Watauga attacker Lilly Farley (head visible behind No. 15 Rachel Ingram) putting an early goal past the North Lincoln goalkeeper on March 20.
Watauga’s Lilly Farley puts an evasive move on a North Lincoln defender and looks to attack the net on March 20.
Macyn Farrington (8) is in counterattack mode on March 20 against North Lincoln at Leigh Cooper Wallace Field.
Watauga’s Juna Gersonde brings the ball upfield aiming to score on March 20 against North Lincoln.
With Maddie Ellis (7) moving off the ball in support to clear space, Juna Gersonde (9) sees an attack opportunity developing on March 20 vs. North Lincoln in Watauga’s 12-4 win.

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