Senior night is always an emotional time for parents and students as it is the last time the student-athletes will play on their home field. The Meade girls’ lacrosse team was able to keep its emotions in check and dominate the Northwestern Wildcats by defeating them 13-3.
The Wildcats came out of the gates showing no sympathy. After it won the face off and the ground ball was picked up by Jenny Flores, she sprinted right through the defense and gave the Wildcats the early 1-0 lead after just seven seconds of play. After that display, the Mustangs assured themselves that will not happen again during this game.
On the ensuing face off, Meade gained control of the ball and never looked back as senior Faben Henok got the scoring started with a wraparound goal. Fewer than 20 seconds later, senior Pooja Patel received the ball off of the face off and was able to score to give Meade its first lead of the game.
After securing the lead, the Mustangs went on to score a total of 11 goals in the first half alone with the others coming from seniors Hannah Brooks and Faben Henok, junior Erin Heritage and sophomore Nyashe Counts.
Coming back from the break, the Mustangs wanted to continue the composure they had during the first half and would not let the lead slip. Meade added another goal from Heritage two minutes into the second half while the Wildcats added another goal via a penalty shot from Hedi Chicas.
Patel added the finishing touches scoring the last goal for Meade with 5:45 left in the game with Northwestern sneaking in one last goal just before the game ended.
The Mustangs close out the regular season on Friday, May 5 at Southern with playoffs starting next week.