Georgetown Visitation celebrated senior day by making history. The Cubs thrashed Potomac School 22-8 to clinch at least a share of the ISL AA regular season championship Thursday. It marks the first time that a school other than St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes has won the banner. The Cubs can win an outright, unshared regular season title with a win against Stone Ridge Tuesday.
“The Visitation lacrosse girls earned it,” Cubs head coach Aubrey Andre said. “They earned the banner every game that they played. The banner is only part of what we’re going for, for the final part of the season. We would like to be able to have a cup to go with it as well. The banner is historical for not only for us but for the league.”
The Cubs pounced on the Panthers early and quickly built up a 2-0 lead and appeared to be cruising to victory. But moments later the focus shifted as junior middie Tess McEvoy, who leads the team with 63 goals, went down with an ankle injury.
While the injury might unnerve and unravel some teams, the Cubs held their poise and scored another goal within a minute to keep the pressure on the Panthers.
“We all felt the wind go out of our sails a little bit,” Andre said. “I think we just looked to each other and teamwork was what brought us back to reality, and brought us back to the task at hand.”
The extent of McEvoy’s injury is unknown.
“We’ll find out later details are to come,” Andre said. “She’s one of our best field players. For us to maybe, potentially not have her at the end of the season that’s pretty upsetting for our team cohesion.”
Despite the absence of their leading scorer, the Cubs built a 17-5 lead by halftime. In the second half the Panthers wouldn’t come any closer as the Cubs outscored Potomac School 5-3 in the second half.
A pair of midfielders: senior Mary Grace Mooney and sophomore Kelly Myers led the Cubs with four goals each. The duo also dished out a combined four assists. Meanwhile, sophomore attacker Ana Hagerup and junior midfielder Caroline Smith each notched hat tricks.
The Panthers were led by senior middie Lauren Wackerle’s game-high six goals.