Eagle girls lacrosse fends off Blues for big win

April 21, 2012

One day after a loss to perennial power Lincoln, the HRV girls lacrosse team bounced back with its biggest win of the season.

The Eagles slipped past St. Mary's 14-13 Wednesday evening and into a tie for third place in the PIL standings with St. Mary's and Wilson at 4-3. The victory was the Eagles first ever against the Blues.

"It's more than just a win for us this season," said HRV coach Erin Currie." "It's a win for a team, Hood River had never beat St. Mary's ever and it shows them they can compete in the upper tier in the league"

The teams went into halftime tied at 7-7 in a back-and-forth game.

St. Mary's came out and promptly took the lead less than a minute into the second half, but the Eagles quickly responded.

Hannah Hurley tied it back up with a goal moments later, and that was followed in quick succession by scores from Ricki Swearingen, Makenzie Bassham and Kristen Lago to give HRV a three-goal edge.

The Eagles then had to withstand a St. Mary's comeback in the closing minutes.

St. Mary's got two goals in the final five minutes cut the gap to one, but HRV goalie Christina Silva saved a potentially game-tying penalty shot in the final 30 seconds secure the win.

"It was intense we were screaming and hyperventilating on the sideline," Currie said.

Makenzie Bassham led HRV with four goals, while Kristen Lago had three.

On defense Silva had 14 saves.

The Eagles had previously lost to Lincoln 17-4 on Tuesday, and will continue a run of key games this week when they host OES Tuesday at 6:30.

The Aardvarks are currently a half-game up on Lincoln for first place in the PIL.

The Eagles are now finished playing St. Mary's, but they host Wilson - to whom they lost 14-8 at Wilson on April 11 - May 3.

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