By ELEANOR HANSSLER
Girls Lacrosse took part in the Rose Bowl Jamboree this past Saturday, March 7, winning one of their games but losing the other two. This year marked the eighteenth anniversary of the Rose Bowl Jamboree, in which over thirty teams from all over Southern California took part in.
“Our team definitely had a lot of fun playing at the Rose Bowl [Tournament]. We played some tough teams that challenged us and helped in the process of preparing for our upcoming season” Junior Katherine Courtiss said.
University competed in the Varsity Silver Brine bracket, also featuring Mira Costa High School, Great Oak High School, Sequoia High School, and Agoura High School. The team played their first game against Sequoia, easily capturing a victory 10-0. However, in their second game against Mira Costa, they were unable to come out ahead, losing 5-9. Later in the day, in their game against Agoura, they were able to fight back, although they ultimately were unable to make a comeback, losing 7-9.
“I thought our team did really well at the Rose Bowl tournament. We played some very talented teams and definitely held our own. I’m very happy with how we played, and we were able to work on playing as a collective team through playing the tougher teams” said Junior Caroline Mumm.
Midfielder and Junior Mya Wang led the team offensively, leading with fourteen goals scored overall thus far into the season. Wang also holds the team lead thus far with twenty-three ground balls. Sophomore Zoe Saito leads the team with five assists, and Senior Goal Madison Beltran has saved an impressive 40 shots thus far into the season. Currently, University has a 3-3 record thus far in the pre-season, something they hope to improve upon with the start of League quickly approaching.
Girls Lacrosse’s next home game will take place next Friday, March 20th, against Yorba Linda at 4:00 PM.