The UVa-Wise lacrosse team logged its first win in the program’s history this month.
The lacrosse team defeated Lincoln Memorial University 15-2 on April 1, bringing their record to 1-6 overall. Freshmen Stephanie Sintetas, Annie Hanson, Hannah Marshall, Rachel Cole, Lauren Donahue, Taylor Lawton and senior Morgan Goodbrod recorded goals for the team. Hanson recorded her second hat trick and Sintetas led all scorers with a career-high of four goals for the Cavaliers.
“It was awesome winning our first game in the program’s history and just to be apart of that was very special,” Marshall said. “We always try to go in every game with the mindset of play our game and we can accomplish many things.”
A good amount of students and faculty to cheer on the Cavaliers as they took on Tennessee Wesleyan College March 24.
Marshall said, “It is our first season and we’re all freshman or have never played lacrosse so what do you expect, a winning season? No.”
“I don’t really know how I expected it to be because this is my first time ever playing,” freshman and lacrosse rookie Danielle Newcomb said.
Also according to Newcomb the snow break did affect the team’s season in some ways.
“I think it affected us because when we went to Young Harris that was the first time we’ve actually practiced on turf in the longest time, so it’s like completely different from a small little space where you’re limited to the big space,” Newcomb said.
Newcomb believes the team making history is special. Marshall thinks that what makes this team special is the diversity of the players, what they’ve learned and what the program has in store next year.
“Just the kind of girls that she recruited, we’re all so different and we all come from all over and it’s just a learning process and even with the seven coming in next year it’s going to be really cool,” Marshall said.
The lacrosse team will compete against West Virginia Wesleyan College at home on Friday, April 17 and Sunday, April 19 against Wheeling Jesuit University.