“Even though we ended up losing by 10, the majority of the game we were within three or four goals, for a second year program I am pleased to at least be in there for a while,” said FCHS head coach Jenny Payne.
After being knotted at two goals each, the Hilltoppers scored four goals over a two minute stretch to take a commanding lead. Fluvanna would pull it to a two goal differetial twice in the remainder of the first half. Still, FCHS was down 9-5 at the break.
The first 10 minutes of the second half, Fluvanna brought it to 11-8 but couldn’t get closer. EC Glass ended the game on a nine goal streak.
“I thought our offense started out well but unfortunately [EC Glass] has a lot of speed, we wore down some and couldn’t catch up to their speed. We switched to man late, probably too late in the game,” said Payne.
This is only the second year for the Fluvanna girls’ lacrosse program. The team opened the year with a win at Liberty (Bealeton). The second game was a loss to Culpeper. Standing at 1-2, Payne sees improvement year over year.
“We’ve gotten some new comers that have picked [lacrosse] up fast. We have some cross country runners that add to the speed of our midfield — that really helps,” said Payne.
FCHS will next play at EC Glass on March 28. Game time set for 7 p.m. in Lynchburg.