Encino, CA – The San Marcos girls lacrosse team opened 2020 with a 13-4 road win over Louisville in a game played at Crespi Carmelite High School.
The Royals started the scoring with an unassisted goal by Simone Stone and eventually led 6-2 at halftime. An aggressive defensive game plan by Louisville kept these other Royals in the game during the low scoring first half. It was a pressure-on-the-ball defense everywhere that never let up.
“Louisville played fast all over the field and looked like a much different team than last year but we adjusted well and started making some plays,” said San Marcos coach Paul Ramsey.
The Royals broke open the game with a seven goal run starting with the last goal of the first half and the first six goals of the second half. Senior midfielder Aubrey Sturgeon led all scorers with four goals and an assist. Junior Meiya Sidney and Stone each scored three goals. Six different Royals scored. Junior goalie Shana Friedenberg made eight saves for San Marcos. All nineteen players who made the trip played in both halves for San Marcos, including four JV players who made the trip for the chance to play up with the varsity.
Coach Ramsey was pleased to see San Marcos get off the bus after the two and a half hour trip and perform well.
“It’s tough to do that,” commented Ramsey. “We didn’t fire on all cylinders right away but we did eventually.” San Marcos next plays in a home game with Valencia on Thursday at 3:30pm. It’s a triple header with the San Marcos Varsity, JV and Frosh-Soph all hosting the Vikings’ three