We watched a girls’ high school varsity Lacrosse game Saturday afternoon between heavily favored Ocean City and the new-to-Lacrosse Haddonfield team. With some kids that had never held a stick before starting this team, they gave a good show, losing only by one goal (13-12) in overtime. Lacrosse has its roots in Native American culture, dating perhaps, as far back as the 12th century. Fortunately, today’s games are somewhat more restrained than in the Indian culture where each team could field up to a thousand men on a field that might be up to two miles long, for a game that lasted from sunup to sundown for two to three days straight. Here are some of the girls poised for the faceoff.
My granddaughter playing here spends the summer in competitive sailing, the fall in hard soccer, and the winter in aggressive basketball. Now, it’s time to be knocked around in Lacrosse, and here she is helping to keep an opponent from the goal.
and running the ball down the field.
Whilst our team’s goalie stands ready to protect our goal.