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Wootton girls LAX destroy Gaithersburg

By Jessica Yarvin
Vox Sports

WOOTTON - The Wootton Patriot girl’s lacrosse team annihilated the Gaithersburg Trojans, 20-2this week.
The Patriots improved to 7-3 and bounced back after a tough loss to Churchill five days earlier.
The Trojans suffered their eighth loss of the season.
Wootton took control of the game and never looked back, and with only seven minutes into the game, they were ahead 9-0.
Attack Allie Band put their lead in double digits with a goal at the 11:25 mark.
After winning the faceoff, center Marisa Cresham raced down the field and met little resistance from Trojan defenders. She easily found the back of the net, scoring less than a minute after Band scored.
After Cresham’s goal, Wootton suffered from a communication crisis and found themselves fouling and panicking, despite their huge lead.
The Gaithersburg attack took advantage of the Patriot’s breakdown, and tried to penetrate through Wootton’s defense.
Wootton goalie Angela Barouth saved a shot and defender Sarah Wallerstedt quickly passed the ball the Cresham to run it up the field.
On the other end of the field, the Trojan defense could not keep up with Wootton’s speed and agility. Cresham passed to attack Marina Bailey, who netted her second goal of the game.
Despite playing without middies Alex Yokley and Chloe Morakis, the Patriot’s were able to outrun, out pass, and outplay Gaithersburg.
With a minute left in the first half, Trojan’s attack Alexandria Roth was able to end her team’s scoring drought by finally get the ball past Barouth. However it barley made a dent in the Patriot’s sizable lead, who led the game 12-1 at halftime.
“At halftime we agreed that we needed to communicate better. In the second half, we definitely did.” Defender Liza Nichols said.
Cresham scored her third goal of the game after the faceoff and was assisted by Bailey.
Middie Cece Kobylski capitalized on a fast break and shot through multiple Trojan defenders to make the score 13-1.
After regaining their momentum, the Patriots began to pass around, looking for the perfect shot.
Band ripped a shot from the right side of the field, netting her fourth goal of the game off of an assist from middie Nina Lish.
Gaithersburg lost the faceoff, but eventually regained control of the ball and Roth scored again for the Trojans, making the score 15-2 with 14 minutes left in the game.
Despite their offensive dominance, Wootton continued to pressure the Trojan’s defense. Middie Stephanie Weissenburger scored her fifth goal of the game with an assist from Cresham to put Wootton up 16-2.
Less than a minute later, Band scored her final goal of the game off of an assist from middie Dani Averill.
Attack Mady Romm and Traub scored back-to-back goals to put the Patriots ahead 19-2 with two minutes remaining.
“Despite scoring a lot, it was definitely not our best game. We are ready to beat Holton in the next game though,” Morakis said.

Middie Ellie Kobylski wrapped up the game with a shot to the top left corner, scoring Wootton’s 20th and last goal of the game.
After 50 minutes of dominating play, the Patriot’s beat a struggling Gaithersburg squad, 20-2.
Band and Weissenburger led the game in goals scored with five apiece.
“We all worked hard as a team and everyone scored. Overall, it was just a really fun game to play,” Kobylski said.

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