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Defense key

by Wendi Reardon

April 13, 2011

The Lady Wolves have already showed off their skills, posting their first win in the season. They beat Rochester Adams on March 29, 20-4.

"I was so excited for defense," said Coach Stephanie Dellinger. "The other team only scored four goals which is huge. We are playing a whole new defense this year we are playing man-to-man. It is teaching the girls a new defense. Our main goal is not allowing as many goals as possible - none."

During the game, sophomore Lauren Sharkey scored six goals and juniors Danielle Dunn and Stephanie Dellinger added five goals each.

The girls lost 19 seniors last year and have only a few players returning from last year.

"We are young," said Dellinger. "Besides the we are really young I am excited. I think we are going to do really good. We have a mix of players with with experience and some that have never played before.

Along with the new players, Dellinger is also new to the varsity team.

"I coached every since my daughter has been playing," she said, about her experience when her family lived in Baltimore before moving to Michigan three years ago. "I started the middle school girls team because the high school was already started."

The girls host Troy-Athens on Monday.

"We have a lot of good leadership," Dellinger said about what will help going into their second game after a few weeks of no competition. "We will be heavy on defense until everyone gets up to par."

JV begins at 5:30 p.m. and varsity follows.

The girls varsity lacrosse team is: freshman, Sage Beauregard; sophomores, Kylie Cohu, Brittney Jaynes, Lauren Sharkey; juniors, Stephanie Dellinger, Danielle Dunn, Whitney Kelley, Rachel Manssur, Paige Miller, Ashley Piper; seniors, Julia Caroline Champion, Quinn Dabrowski, Erin Gray, Payton Kaminski, Kelsey Luibrand, Lindsey Mark and Madison Schaffer.