Isabelle Vickers drives in a goal against Catholic Central.

Isabelle Vickers drives in a goal against Catholic Central.

Co-Captain Lauren Whitfield summed up Rockford’s Girls’ Lacrosse week, “After two tough losses this week, we rallied during the tournament and came out with three wins! As a senior, it’s these moments that make me so proud of our teamwork!”

After a tough loss to number one ranked East Grand Rapids and then a rough defeat by Catholic Central last week, the Lady Rams hosted their annual Play Day featuring 24 teams from around the state and beyond. Play Day coordinator, Sarah Neuman, attributed the success of the tournament to the 100 plus volunteers, mostly from the middle school and high school girls’ lacrosse programs which have grown exponentially in recent years.

Coach Mike Emery said, “This was an incredible week of lacrosse with four games against top 10 opponents. It was topped off with our lacrosse festival where over 300 lacrosse players were in Rockford for the day. It was truly a showcase for the sport and our community.”

Rockford began the first sunny game of the season facing top ranked Arrowhead who had travelled from Wisconsin. Rockford won soundly 9-4 and Co-Captain Erika Neuman led the way with three goals, two assists, and one forced turnover. They continued their winning streak as they versed the number one team in Division 1, Hartland. Rockford’s teamwork and passing shone through as they won 9-5 with Kyleigh Egnatuk leading the way with three goals and one assist. Rockford continued their teamwork and great passing as they versed the number five state-ranked Brighton, winning with a score of 14-5. Again, Erika Neuman stepped up with two goals along with freshman Alex Vandermolen who contributed two goals as well. Katie Elwell continued her solid performance in the goal, stopping 10 goals for the day.

Defensive Co-Captain Kendal Carr was pleased with the efforts of her team, “Today, we played well as a team and continued to work hard during both halves of all of our games. I am very proud of how the girls kept up the intensity throughout our day. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with this team.”

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