Thursday, April 12, the Birmingham Unified women’s lacrosse team picked up a big victory over the Lansing Waverly Warriors, 19-9.
Coming off of a dramatic 8-7 loss to cross town rival Detroit Country Day two days previous, the Bulldogs needed a win to get back on track.
Currently sitting at 3-2, laxpower. com has the Bulldogs ranked number 12 in the state.
A state championship is still the vision for this year’s lady Bulldog’s, and the Country Day loss was just a minor setback according to multiple seniors on the roster this spring.
Seaholm senior Christy Wells believes the Country Day loss was actually a positive thing.
“After the DCD game we all got together and really talked,” Wells said. “We talked about what was going on with our play and I thought the overall focus needed to change.”
Seaholm senior Carrie Quigley believes the Country Day loss showed the team how much potential they really have
“The loss actually improved the positivity on our team,” Quigley said. “It proved to us how much we can do if wesimply leave everything out on that field.”
The victory over the Warriors brought the team back on track according to Seaholm senior Annie Sevec.
“We played really strong and did a lot of really good things,” Sevec said. “We all knew what we had to change in order to win that game, especially after the upsetting loss. We had to play our game, and that’s exactly what we did to Waverly, so we came out on top.”
Wells thinks that the win helped bring back much needed confidence to the team.
“The drive to win definitely changed,” Wells said. “The win absolutely helped bring in the confidence we need to have a strong season and it was something we lacked in the first two games this season.”
Those two games were a 13- 12 loss to Ann Arbor Pioneer in the first game of the season, and the loss to County Day.
Quigley believes the right mindset was the key in order to take home the victory.
“We worked more as a team instead of having more individual efforts,” Quigley said. “We came out with the mindset that we wanted this and we wouldn’t stop until we got the win.”
Seaholm senior attack Sarah Feiten led all goal scorers with seven goals, Sevec had three, Wells, Quigley, Seaholm senior Hailee Schuele, Seaholm junior Kathy Quigley, Seaholm junior Alexandra Lee, Seaholm sophomore Allie Wright, and Groves’s sophomore Brenna Bolton also had one goal apiece.
The lady Bulldog’s will squareoff next against Troy Athens at Troy Athens on Wednesday, April 18.