In Richmond, the Covenant girls lacrosse team defeated Foxcroft, 13-11, on Saturday to win the VISAA Division 2 state championship for the first time.
Jenna Clark scored five goals, while Charlotte Delany and Sadie Bryant each scored four to lead the Eagles, who finished the season with a 12-5 record.
"This is a very special group," Covenant first-year head coach Tara Hohenshelt said. "This team was extremely coachable. They follow game plans and they take care of each other, which makes coaching much easier.”
In a back-and-forth affair, Covenant was able to take control midway through the second half thanks to a few defensive adjustments.
“Our defense was able to slow down their main ball carriers midway through the second half," Hohenshelt said. "We played solid team defense.”
Part of that solid defense came from Covenant goaltender McKinley Clore, who finished with 10 saves.
“She did a great job," Hohenshelt said of her netminder. "When you have a really good scoring team like Foxcroft, they are going to score. She was able to make adjustments. She was able to chase down some loose balls. She did a great job talking to her defense. She put herself in a really good position.”
Another big factor in the Eagles' victory was their ability to maintain possession thanks to strong play from Rachel Rapp, who finished with eight draw controls, and Bryant, who had four draw controls.
"The score was back and forth. It was a game of runs, but we stayed consistant," Hohenshelt said. "Rachel was able to get draw controls and we were able to control the ball.”
Olivia Johnson scored four goals to lead Foxcroft, which outshot Covenant 24-18.