Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Jun 8, 2019
Here's something you don't see everyday: With 12 minutes left in the state championship, and East Grand Rapids up by 10 goals, the officials called for a running clock, the closest thing girls lacrosse has to a mercy rule. And that was with 12 minutes left in the first half.
East Grand Rapids defeated Marian in the championship game at Novi High school, 22-7, and the game really was not that close.
The Pioneers, led by seniors Audrey Whiteside and Mary Schumar, sprinted out to an 18-3 halftime lead before the Marian players, who had only lost one game all season, appeared to know what had hit them.
East continued to dominate play in the second half, and was able to get a lot of players into the game, as they cruised to the convincing victory. With six minutes left, and the game long since decided, Whiteside and Schumar left the game to an appreciative ovation. They re-entered the game in the closing minute to help celebrate East Grand Rapids athletic teams' 135th state championship.
Next up for the Pioneers is...well, let's see. They beat Rockford, who won the Division 1 state championship. They beat Marian to win the Division 2 State Championship. There's nobody left. Just the team banquet, and glory.