HS Girls Lacrosse: Southwestern League teams to compete in America’s Oldest Sport
Great Oak To Host Lacrosse Tournament This Saturday
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Issue 17, Volume 18.
Temecula Valley is in the fourth year of its varsity program. They have an 8-6 record and recently beat Santa Maragita 8-7. The Golden Bears are 54th state were last year’s Southwestern league champions. Molly Sovacool took over this year as Head Coach. Temecula Valley’s battle cry is "Temeeku Hun Wit" a local Native American translation for Temecula Golden Bears.
Great Oak is in the sixth year of their varsity program. The girls were 2-11 last season but have improved to 7-5 this year. The winning record and new aggressive style of play has been attributed to new Head Coach Jenni Smith . The Wolfpack recently won the 2014 Birmingham Lacrosse Tournament in Van Nuys earlier this year.
Lacrosse was originally played by the native peoples of North America and has spread around the globe. It is played with a small rubber ball and long-shafted sticks called a crosse or a lacrosse stick. Depending on the tribe, the game is known by many different names. In the Inca language it is called "bagataway" translated as "the little brother of war". In Mohawk it is called "tewaarathon".
The CIF has recognized Lacrosse as a varsity sport since 2005. In the CIF Southern Section there are 54 varsity teams competing. To be sanctioned with an Official CIF title, 20 percent, or 113 of the 575 schools in the CIS Southern Section are required to field a team. The sport is increasing in popularity and people are lobbying other schools to take on the sport.
Great Oak will be hosting a Lacrosse tournament this Saturday. The Schedule is outlined below.
Varsity in Stadium:
10am GOHS vs. Grossmont
1115am Chaparral vs. University
1230om Middle School Girls lax match
145pm Grossmont vs. Chaparral
3pm GOHS vs. University
JV in Field #1
10am GOHS vs. Chaparral
1115am University vs. TVHS
1230pm Middle School girls lax match
145pm - TVHS vs. Grossmont
3pm - Grossmont vs. University
445pm GOHS vs. Grossmont
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