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Parviainen scores four goals as Lakeside knocks off Evans

Posted: March 19, 2017 - 1:28am
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Lakeside’s Anna Claire Parviainen celebrates with teammate Caitlyn Cox after scoring a goal in the second half against Evans on Tuesday night. Parviainen had four goals in the victory.

After the graduation last year of the school's career leading scorer in Natalie Hogan, Lakeside girls lacrosse coach Courtney Hatcher has found multiple scorers helping pick up where Hogan left off.

Anna Claire Parviainen scored four goals, and four of her teammates added at least two goals Tuesday night as the Lady Panthers defeated Evans, 14-3.

"We've had to really dig deep, and I think our attack has really stepped up to the plate," Hatcher said. "Instead of just one scorer, we have three big scorers for us this year. They've been working together. That's been great to see."

Lakeside went 12-4 last year, including an 11-2 mark in area play. The Lady Panthers are looking to replicate that success. They entered a tough stretch of area games this weekend against Archer and Grayson with a 3-1 record.

"We really want to capitalize on our good team offense and moving the ball around," Hatcher said. "And we want to really capitalize on some really nice double teams and crashing on the 8 meters on defense. Hopefully, we'll have some strong defense going forward."

Against Evans, Sarah Beth Allen scored three and added two assists, while Caleigh Cox added two goals and two assists. Anna Kate Prescott and Claire Cox added two goals apiece, while Mary Claire Zimmerman chipped in with a goal and two assists.

"Overall, we were great on ground balls and great on transition," Hatcher said. "And our defense and our double teams were really nice."

Evans fell to 1-3 with the defeat. The Lady Knights were coming off their first victory in program history Saturday when they defeated Ola, 12-4.

Against Lakeside, Bella Ryan had two goals, while Claire Cates added one.

Evans has just three seniors and three juniors in the program. The Lady Knights have 38 girls total on their varsity and junior varsity teams. There were 18 in the entire program last season.

"From the beginning of the year to now, the kids are really buying in to lacrosse," Evans coach Sherry Richards said. "As the days and the weeks go on, you see this team coming together."

 

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