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Pioneer High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse beat Saline High School 13-8

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Game Recap

Pioneer Women’s Lacrosse Advances to Regional Final

On Wednesday evening, Pioneer’s Women’s Lacrosse team faced off against the Saline Hornets in one of the Regional Semifinals. Pioneer came away with the victory, 13-8.

Coach Zach Maghes said, “Possessions were key. Once again draws were important.” Pioneer won the majority of the draw controls, 15-8. Freshman Tess Yuhas led the team’s effort on the circle collecting 9 draw controls. Getting possession off of the draws allowed the team to generate more offensive opportunities.

Coach Maghes was pleased with the team’s offensive output, noting “As with the previous game, we spread around the scoring.” Senior Reagan Malcolm led the team with 4 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Julia Hunter added 3 goals and Senior Davney Holley chipped in 2 goals and an assist. The scoring was rounded out by Karleigh Marable (2 goals), Danielle Armstrong (1 goal), Quinn Moffett (1 goal), and Tess Yuhas (1 assist).

Pioneer’s play in the transition game helped fuel their energy. In the 2nd half, Pioneer successfully cleared the ball on all their opportunities. They also pounced on ground balls all over the field. The team collected 32 ground balls in all led by Malcolm with 8 and Annelore Fleischmann with 4. The clears and ground balls keyed Pioneer’s second half surge that broke the game open. Per Maghes, “It took a little while for us to get our game running, but we eventually found our stride in the second half.”

Coach Maghes also singled out those that made the trip out to Northville during rush hour to support the team. Maghes emphasized, “We really appreciated the parents and fans.”

In the other Regional Semifinal, Northville defeated Novi. Pioneer will play Northville on Friday at 7:00 pm at Novi High School to decide the Regional Championship.

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