'Till the end: Warren Wilson women's lacrosse wraps up the season after loss to Brevard
The Warren Wilson women's lacrosse team ended its season April 19 after a 22-8 loss to Brevard.
"It was good, I mean, not the outcome that we wanted but they played a really strong first quarter," said coach Becky Stanford. "Brevard definitely pulled ahead in the second and the third, but then we had a strong last quarter to end the game and end the year."
Warren Wilson ended the season with a 3-8 overall record. The Owls concluded the season with 61 goals and 18 assists. The team averaged 15 shots and seven goals per game.
Stanford said the team grew a lot during the season, dealing with challenges due to injuries, but always playing through to the final buzzer.
"They always played all the way until the end," Stanford said. "One of our sayings this season was 'Till the end,' and they definitely showed that."
Freshman Dylan Edwards led the team in goals, scoring more than 30 on the season, according to coaching staff.
Stanford credited the team's defense with keeping the Owls strong. Led by junior Pam Moore, Stanford said the team played tough against quality opponents, despite Moore being newer to the sport.
Coaching staff say the majority of the team will return next season. The team this season was made up primarily of freshman and sophomores.
Stanford said the team has at least one promising recruit joining the team next season and hopes to see more. With only one graduating senior, she said she feels that next season will be even better.
"I'm positive that we're moving forward in the right direction," Stanford said. "We'll just continue to build the program up as we move into a conference in the next couple years."
Ezra Maille covers the town of Black Mountain, Montreat and the Swannanoa Valley. Reach him at 828-230-3324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please support local journalism with access to more breaking news by subscribing.