Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Pioneer High School
Saline High School
Pioneer Womenâs Lacrosse Advances to Regional Final
On Wednesday evening, Pioneerâs Womenâs 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, âPossessions were key. Once again draws were important.â Pioneer won the majority of the draw controls, 15-8. Freshman Tess Yuhas led the teamâs 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 teamâs offensive output, noting âAs with the previous game, we spread around the scoring.â 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).
Pioneerâs 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 Pioneerâs second half surge that broke the game open. Per Maghes, âIt took a little while for us to get our game running, but we eventually found our stride in the second half.â
Coach Maghes also singled out those that made the trip out to Northville during rush hour to support the team. Maghes emphasized, âWe really appreciated the parents and fans.â
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.
Photo Cred C. Malcolm