Playing its first game since March 27, West Forsyth’s girls lacrosse team didn’t show any rust in a 13-10 victory over Pope on Wednesday night in Marietta.
The Lady Wolverines (7-4) struck first when Hannah Supik scored after only 1:19 had ticked off the clock.
Supik was far from finished.
With the game tied 1-1, Haley Hess passed the ball from the top of the 12 meter-mark, finding a cutting Supik to give the Wolverines the 2-1 lead. A minute later it was Hess rolling the cage to make the score 3-1.
The Greyhounds (9-2) later scored consecutive goals to tie the game 4-4, but West responded with fast break goals by Jessie Coley and Laura Sheffield.
Supik and Hess each added another goal before halftime to give West an 8-5 lead at the break.
The second half was a battle of wills.
Pope scored three of the first four goals, narrowing West’s lead to 9-8 with less than 15 minutes to go.
West regrouped and then controlled the final 12 minutes of the game.
“We called a timeout to just reassure the girls that this was still their game and make a minor adjustment,” West coach Dan Kaplan said.
“After that, it was the best we have played all year.”
Supik rolled off three consecutive goals to run her total for the night to six.
“We are all very proud of how Hannah has matured and her role in our program has developed,” Kaplan said.
Cece Bailey rounded out the Lady Wolverines’ scoring with four minutes left in the game, and West kept possession of the ball the rest of the way.
“We’ve had some ups and downs this season,” Kaplan said, “but our girls come to play hard every night, and that’s all we can ask of them.”
The Lady Wolverines play at home Monday night against Lovett.