Special to The Advocate
On Tuesday evening at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s Eastern Avenue field, after finishing out the regular season at 11-7, the Mystic Valley Eagles girl’s lacrosse team gained a home game in the MIAA State Tournament and made the most of it, defeating a very good Abington Team, 9-8, in a hard-fought battle. The young Mystic Valley team came out strong with a goal from Lucia Antonucci in the first 10 seconds of the game. The back-and-forth game remained close throughout the day.
Mystic Valley’s defense shined, especially play from Goalie Danni Hughes, who rallied her defense coming out of the net to meet a fierce Abington attack several times during the day. The offense was strong and balanced, not allowing Abington the ability to key on any one player as midfielders Antonucci, Mya Brutus and Ilona Beacom-Domotor each put the ball in the net three times.
“I’m really proud of how the girls worked through the highs and lows of the game. We spent the last few weeks of the season talking about effort and resiliency and we saw that today,” said Head Coach Ali Jordan. “Our midfielders have really shined this year and have been essential to our success … We are looking forward to our next game, but also the future with such a young team.”
Up next for Mystic Valley in the tourney is a strong second-seeded Sandwich team.