The Silver Lake girls lacrosse team made history this season.
For the first time, they found themselves in the playoffs after a 14-6 regular season and earned themselves the No. 11 seed in the MIAA Division 1 South playoffs. On Tuesday, May 30, they faced the No. 6 Hingham Harborwomen on the road and took a 16-7 loss, which ends their season.
In the early going, the Harborwomen controlled play, going on a 6-0 run before junior midfielder Cam Daly put up back-to-back goals in the second quarter, making it a 7-3 game. But the Harborwomen scored four of the next five goals, spanning into the first few minutes of the second half.
Daly had a very strong performance on the attack for the Lakers. She put up a team-best five goals in the playoff loss to Hingham. Junior attacker Sarah Brockway and senior defender Danielle Levin put up the other two goals for the Lakers.
Although the Lakers were not able to come out on top, making it as far as they did was an accomplishment in itself.
“They just kept having a goal of, let’s get to tournament, let’s get to tournament,’” Lakers head coach Taylor Wiedemann said. “Now we’ve got there so it’s let’s get better, let’s get as far as we can.”
The Lakers will graduate a strong senior class of eight. Their captains were midfielder Lea Mason and defenders Jessica Huard and Nina Whidden. The Lakers will also graduate fellow defenders Tess Griever, Mikaela Wilson, Danielle Levin, Taylor Barnett and attacker Lyndsay Kramer.
Junior goalkeeper Devin Zambruno had a strong season in net and sophomore attackers Ann Chapman and Claudia Scigliano helped lead the team’s scoring effort throughout the year.
In the regular season, the Lakers also fell to Hingham, 17-4, on Thursday, May 18 at home.