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Everett girls make history

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Lacrosse team takes on visiting Lowell in the program’s first-ever varsity game

The Everett High School girls lacrosse team had to wait a few more days before playing in the program’s first-ever varsity game. They were scheduled to take on host Somerville on April 6, but it was postponed due to a referee shortage.

However, on Monday, April 10, the wait was over, when the Crimson Tide hosted Lowell at Rivergreen Park. The 6-2 final did not go in Everett’s favor, but they still showed they were all ready for prime time, according to coach Christina Buckley.

“Despite the loss, I was very happy with our play,” said Buckley. “This was the first game for every girl on our roster, and they really stepped up. We went up against a team that has a youth program in their city, and has had a varsity lacrosse team for decades. Despite Lowell’s experience, we kept the ball on our (offensive) side of the field, and had 10 shots on net, but were only able to capitalize on two chances.”

Defensive wing Sophia Sousa and center Riley Avelar netted the team’s goals in this game. Goalie Khadija Ailane made four saves throughout the contest to keep her teammates relatively close on the scoreboard. She also got helped from defensive specialists Camille Camilo, Brigitte Reyes-Cortez and Yasmin Linhares in front of her during most of this inaugural varsity game for the Tide.

After facing Boston Latin Academy in another home game on Wednesday, April 12, the Everett girls will head to Somerville to go up against the host Highlanders later today (April 14), starting at 4 p.m.

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