Submitted by the BHS girls’ lacrosse team
The term “rebuilding” in sports is often an overused cliche given to report on a team’s failure to succeed year after year.
However, since the Bedford High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team graduated 10 players in June 2022, almost all of their starters, it is fair to say that the team really is in a rebuild this spring.
Although young and inexperienced, the team is still challenging to make the state tournament. The girls host Wayland on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and Newton South on Friday at 4 p.m.
For most games, offense has not been an issue. Led by senior captain Gaby Zovko with 45 goals, most games have been hard-fought with some nail-biting losses.
Freshman Tova Yerardi has 41 goals and leads the team with overall points (54). Sophomores Sam Kinch and Finley Halloran round out the offensive threats. Kinch has 37 points, and Halloran leads the team with 16 assists.
Defensively, the team is starting to gel, led by the tenacious play of sophomore Caroline Luongo. The group is young (mostly freshmen), but hard work has provided positive growth and improvement.
The goalies, Charlotte Dryfuss and Meg Tassinari, have seen a lot of action, but their experience has held the team in games.
Recently, a last-minute 16-14 loss to Boston Latin showed just how far the team has come. The “never quit” attitude kept them in the game against an experienced Division 1 squad. Although Bedford is Division 2, most of their losses this season are against Division 1 powerhouses.