Girls Overtime Loss
Fate had a wild week in store for the Eagles Girls Lacrosse team on the field this week as well. The team opened the season with a tough loss to the West Florida Jaguars, 8-7 in overtime.
The Eagles fell behind early, giving up three goals to the Jags, who made it to the playoffs last year – but were able to battle back to a 3-3 tie at the half.
The second half saw the Eagles gain a two goal lead – before West Florida fired back with a trio of goals to take a lead with a minute-and-a-half left in the game.
Niceville responded quickly in less than 30 seconds to tie it up and send the game to overtime. The Eagles would lose in OT 9-8 off a faceoff breakaway in sudden death.
Alex Marchand led the Eagles in scoring – putting a trio in the net. Katie Mathis, Kailey Fuzy and Hannah Paulson also scored in the game.
Girls District Win
NHS Eagles Girls Lacrosse delivered a pummeling to their opponents in their second game of the week.
Off the heels of the tough loss to West Florida, Niceville Eagles Girls Lacrosse convincingly defeated Booker T. Washington 18-3 to open district play.
The Eagles were ahead 14-3 by the half time – and less experienced players were able to get significant playing time in. A total of 10 players had goals in the game.
- Katie Mathis: 4 Goals
- Paeytn Hoffman: 3 Goals
- Hannah Paulson: 2 Goals
- Sofia Lydic: 2 Goals
- Alex Marchand: 2 Goals
- Emily Fuzy: 1 Goal
- Lindsay Sutter: 1 Goal
- Avery Haddorf: 1 Goal
- Izzy DeCarlo: 1 Goal
- Delaney Cook: 1 Goal
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The Boys lacrosse team turned in a dominant performance this week – dominating West Florida 19-1.
Dominic Barnshaw scored five on West Florida’s defense. Marek Albiero tallied five assists on the night and Logan LaGrosse cleaned up five ground balls.
Awards for performances were as follows.
Offensive Player of the Game: Marek Albiero
Defensive Player of the Game: Drew Alslben
GroundHog: Logan LaGrosse
Beast Mode: Nolen Gifford
The boys’ team returns to Eagle Stadium on Saturday Afternoon to host the Booker T. Washington Wildcats at 1pm.
**Thank you to Patrick Kelly for contributing to this article**