18 April 1973

By Marianne Petty

Lacrosse is a spring thing and the Hornettes got off to a rousing start on March 28, by defeating Randolph-Macon at R.M.W.C. with a score of 11-3, the goal honors were shared by Sherri Cable, Sue Spencer, Cathay, Ennis, Pam Griffing, Joyce Smolinsky, Ellen Burke, and even defense player Anne Ely. The defense proved their ability to work together by keeping the ball in offensive play for the majority of the game despite the adverse field conditions. 

In a home match on April 6, LC again proved victorious by containing Longwood, 8-3. Going into the game plagued by illness among several starters, the remaining team members pulled together and unflinchingly faced the quick running Longwood team to display their superiority.  

On Tuesday, April 10, the LC teams traveled to Bridgewater for two games. The first squad was defeated 7-5 in an unfortunate game. Ahead 5-1 at the half, the team somehow failed to click in a bizarre second half snowstorm. Sherri Cable led the scoring with three goals and Joyce Smolinsky and Cathy Ennis scored one apiece. The second team was also downed by Bridgewater by a score of 7-0. 

Lynchburg tasted its sweetest victory on Friday as they defeated William and Mary, 10-4. Sherrie Cable was again high scorer with five goals. Joyce Smolinsky scored three and Cathy Ennis and Darlene Anderson each scored one. Anne Ely led the game with her outstanding defensive play. 

Although in March many of the second squad were rank beginners, they adequately proved themselves as experienced and skilled players in their game against W and M. 

Offensively the scoring was widely distributed; Ellen Burke with four goals. Sue Ashwell with two. Barbara Clarke, Turie Townsend, Fay Brodell, Karen Leslie with one apiece. 

Defensively the team used their speed and stickwork to hold the opposition to a long goal. The potential is defensively outstanding.

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