By Jeffry Hernandez
On Saturday April 25th at 4pm, the women’s lacrosse team of SCCC lost to rival Nassau Community College in the Region XV Championship Game.
This was third and most important meeting between both teams, which ended in the Nassau Lions being victorious two out of the three times.
Nassau came out the gate swinging – literally, scoring eight unanswered goals in the first half.
The Sharks defense seemed unmatched at the start of the game, having no response to the on slot of goals coming their way courtesy of Kathrayn Rahill and Kerri Baum.
Within a matter of moments the Sharks gained back composure and went on a nine-straight goal terror to regain the lead before the second half.
The Sharks entered the second half with momentum on their side, for a while both teams were locked in, then number 9 of Nassau, Carly Ortman drew the score even and tied it at 9-9 a piece.
Fitting that number 9, Carly would draw the tying ninth goal of the game. But Carly’s goal would begin another on slot of goals in favor of Nassau
The Lions went on to score an additional five unanswered goals, finishing the game on a six- goal run and capturing the Region XV Championship winning the game 14-9.
Barbara Johnson, Attack for the SCCC Women’s Lacrosse team said “We started slow but came back strong, calls just weren’t in our favor today but I’m proud of team for working so hard all season”
To add on, her sister and fellow Attack of the SCCC’S Women’s Lacrosse team Mia Johnson said “I’m really proud of how far my team has come along this year; this program is only going to improve in the next couple of years”
Although the SCCC Women’s Lacrosse season ended in defeat, the future is definitely bright for the program.
In only its second year of competition the Women’s Lacrosse team is heading in the right direction, doubling their win totals from last year and an overall record of 4-5.
(Courtesy of SUNY Suffolk Athletics)