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Lady Outlaws finish off lacrosse season

 

Last updated 5/16/2023 at 3:52pm

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Faith Gulick battles for the ball as teammate Tatum Cramer moves into position. Both seniors were honored in their last game of the season last week.

The girls lacrosse squad celebrated their two seniors, Tatum Cramer and Faith Gulick, in their last home game of the season on Monday, May 8.

Both Cramer and Gulick were captains on the team, and brought ample amounts of fun and laughter to both practice and games, even when times were hard. They kept team spirits alive, and both will be missed next year.

Assistant coach McKenna Jones noted both players.

"Tatum has been playing lacrosse since the third grade," said Jones. "She is an amazing and diverse player you can put anywhere on the field. However, she really shines as our draw specialist, and in the midfield. Faith has been playing for two years and is truly a versatile player as well. She is mostly an attack player, but without hesitation can be moved to midfield and defense. She knows how to go after the ball with all she's got."

After seniors had been honored the contest got underway. The Lady Outlaws pushed through very cold weather and pouring rain, but came up short 6-9 against Bend United.

Cramer made four of the six Outlaw's goals, and Bailey Robertson scored twice.

Jones said, "Tatum is a very well-rounded player, and knows how to place her shots up and above the goalies head, leaving them no time to defend. Bailey's height gives her a great advantage as she can also place her shots in the top corners of the goal, giving the goalie little time to react and defend."

"The girls played with all their hearts," added Jones. "Even with the gruesome weather you could still hear both teams laughing and having fun on the field."

Sisters wrapped up their season on the road at Bend for the Lava Bear's senior night on Wednesday. The Lady Outlaws received a very warm welcome from the Bend coaches, as they were asked specifically to be the team that the Lava Bears played on their senior night.

"Our girls were asked to play on their special night because of the joy and good sportsmanship that the Sisters girls bring to the field," said Jones.

The Outlaws were defeated 16-7, but did have some amazing goals, one in particular from Cramer on a fast break that finished up and over the goalies head. Cramer finished the night with six of the Outlaws goals as she won draw control and made fast breaks down to the other end of the field to score. Robertson scored Sisters other goal. Goalie Tania Rebolledo saved 12 of the 28 shots on goal.

Sisters suffered an injury midway through the game, which left them short-handed. Faith Gulick went out of the game with an injury to her knee, but despite the loss, players were persistent, and continued to give it their all without any subs on the sideline.

Peyton Adelt in particular stood out in the contest. As a freshman, she's relatively new to lacrosse, but, according to Jones, has come a long way this season. Adelt poured her heart out on the field.

"Peyton refused to give up possession of the ball, and ran her feet off in midfield and attack at every opportunity she saw," said Jones.

 

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