HRV lax girls qualify for state with OT win

Wednesday evening’s nail-biting end to one of the best games of the season for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team was a fitting way to end the regular season. The 15-14 overtime win, at home over Lincoln, puts the Eagles in a tie for third place (with Lincoln) in Portland League standings and ensures the team a spot in the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association state championships.

Gabby Dittenhoffer had her best game of the season with five goals to lead the team in the win; Hannah Hurley and Kristen Lago had three each, Andrea Iobst had two and Sophie Brentlinger and Kayla Van Hoose had one each.

The win comes after a tough road loss Tuesday against Grant. Lago led the team in the 16-11 loss with four goals, with Delia Dolan and Hurley scoring two each and Iobst, Erin Mayer and Lydia McElderry all scored one.

This week’s action wraps up an 8-6 regular season for the Eagles. The Portland League was dominated by Oregon Episcopal School with an undefeated 13-0 season and Wilson at 12-1.

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