Strong Start for BHS Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team

April 18, 2024
The Bedford High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team has turned in a strong start to this season. Courtesy photo

Submitted by Parents of Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team

After a successful 2023 season that saw the Bedford High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team make it to the second round of the state tournament, the 2024 team entered this season with high hopes. So far, the very young team has three wins and a pair of losses. They have faced some significant adversity from the get-go. 

In just the second game, the team lost Dual County League all-star co-captain Sam Kinch for the season due to an injury. This meant that the team would have to find other leaders to step up. 

Although filled with young players, the offense has been rolling. Sophomore Tova Yerardi, leads the team with 27 goals and 11 assists for 38 points. She recently surpassed 100 career points and is closing in on 100 career goals. 

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Junior Finley Halloran has also risen to the occasion, supplying 14 goals and 7 assists for 21 points. Her playmaking ability will be key to the team’s success. 

Co-captain senior midfielder Cassie Morrison has contributed valuably with 11 points and impressive hustle on every play. 

Freshman Olivia O’Brien also has 11 points while taking on the majority of team’s draws. 

Freshmen Lauren Perales and Sophia Babington have made important contributions with seven and four points, respectively.

Defensively, the team is led by league all-star (junior) Caroline Luongo. Her versatility is significant to the team’s success. A stalwart on defense, she leads the team with 11 forced turnovers. Opposing teams seem to know her as often they attempt to stay away from her side of the field when attacking. 

Not to be overlooked, this year’s recreated defensive crew gets major contributions from junior Emma Dubrovsky, freshman Ashley Cohen, and freshman Jayden Robinson. It would be hard to tell that these three players were not on the team last season, given their solid play. 

Co-captain Rebecca Kohler contributes to both the defensive and offensive side of the game.

If opponents do get through this tough defense group, they face a terrific goaltending duo. As has been the case for the past three years, BHS goaltending is very reliable. Led by senior co-captain Charlotte Dreyfus, opponents will find it hard to score this year on her and senior Meagan Tassinari.

The team’s two losses both came to large Division 1 schools – Burlington, and the defending Division 1 state champions from Lincoln-Sudbury. 

The results so far prove that this team has what it takes to compete with the best.

The team has a busy schedule, playing two, sometimes three games per week. Next up, two away games at Division 1 Woburn at 10 a.m. on Friday and at DCL rival Wayland at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.

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