With playoffs approaching soon for all county teams, the Meade girls’ lacrosse team took on North County on Friday night. The Knights were able to fend off a Mustang team, who led the majority of the game, by a final score of 11-9. The win drops Meade’s record to 4-7 with two games until playoffs start.
Meade wasted no time getting on the board as they were able to get three goals in under four minutes from senior Faben Henok and juniors Amanda Lopez and Erin Heritage. The Knights were able to quickly erase the deficit after goals from Hanna Mahoney, Kaylyn Hewes and Kaitlyn Lyons.
Heritage and Henok were able to push Meade ahead again by three with less than seven minutes to go in the first half. Heritage led the team with five goals with four coming in first half, giving the Mustangs a 7-5 to lead after 25 minutes of play.
After Heritage added her final goal of the game with 20:45 left, the Knights offense came alive. They scored six unanswered goals in a span of 13 minutes with the majority of them coming from Hewes to go up 11-8 with 7:40 to go.
Meade’s final goal of the game came from Lopez as she got possession of the ball at her own 30-yard line before sprinting down the sideline towards the net to finish the play. After the goal, North County began to play keep away and ran down the clock.
With the win, the Knights have a record of 7-4, giving them three more wins than they had last season. Meade’s final home game will be senior day on Tuesday, May 2 against Northwestern High School at 4 p.m.