The Canton Girls Varsity Lacrosse team put up a solid fight in their final game of the season. The Bears traveled to Section III to take on the Fulton Raiders last Thursday and lost 20-7. The Bears came out strong in the first half, only trailing by 3 goals going into halftime but were unable to hold the Raiders off.
Canton’s state playoff game capped off a season where the Bears posted a 13-5 overall record, including a 12-2 conference campaign, good for second place in Section X. In conference play, the Bears lost just twice to Salmon River, before falling again to them in the Championship game.
The Bears had an impressive season despite the high number of injuries on their team this year.
“Unfortunately we had a tough season injury wise,” said Head Coach Murphy Newman. “The girls did a wonderful job at being flexible and willing to play whatever position needed to be filled that day. It is never easy to go into a game not knowing where you’ll be playing, but they did it willingly and made us extremely proud as coaches.”
At the Section X Championship game, multiple Bears were awarded. Seniors Mia Mousaw, Quinn Woodward, Amelia Rodee and Camryn Sipher were named Athletes of Distinction for their academic achievements.
Amelia Rodee was also named to the First Team All-Northern team, along with teammates Haley Stevenson and Vivian Coburn.
Madie Brandy and Winnie Downs were also named to the Second Team All-Northern team.
This post comes courtesy of Girls Varsity Head Coach Murphy Newman and Assistant Coach Rachel Holz.