The Darrow lacrosse team began its final week of regular-season play auspiciously, earning a 7-4 win over visiting Kildonan in the two schools’ first ever lacrosse match-up. This game was an invaluable opportunity for Darrow's less experienced players to log a lot of playing time, allowing them to build their confidence, skills, and tactical knowledge in a game environment. A major highlight of the match was the offensive success of three players new to lacrosse and/or Darrow: freshman attackman Charlie (one goal), sophomore midfielder Heron (his first three Darrow career goals), and junior midfielder Logan (two goals). Senior captain and attackman Luke added one goal, as well as contributing some skilled playmaking to set up his teammates with shooting opportunities. Senior goalkeeper Felix ably anchored the defense, stopping multiple Kildonan shots and displaying good field sense with his clearing. All in all, this game was a strong performance and a valuable learning opportunity that strengthened the Darrow roster by getting the team’s back-up players more comfortable and confident on the field. Darrow now prepares for its final regular-season game at home against Storm King, hoping to improve on a very competitive 7-11 loss earlier in the season and close out its regular season with one more win.
Postponed due to weather from April 25 to May 7.
Darrow came out firing on all cylinders in this game, jumping out to a 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, and holding a 6-4 lead at the half. However, Darrow was not able to hold onto its lead in the second half as the Marvelwood offense began to find the back of the Darrow goal, ending in a final score of 8-15. Goalkeeping duties were split by Felix ‘18 and Jared ‘16, both of whom had solid outings between the pipes. Darrow’s scoring came from senior captain and attackman Luke with five goals, senior captain and midfielder Sam with one, Jared (playing midfield in the first half prior to his stint in goal) with one, and freshman attackman Charley, with what may have been the most beautiful goal scored by Darrow thus far this season, set up by a picture perfect assist from Jared. A definite highlight of the game defensively was the determined and exciting play of Vincent ‘18 and Tony ‘17 as long-stick middies. They gave Darrow a defensive edge in faceoff situations, and showed tremendous energy and intensity every minute they were on the field. Darrow's defense played solidly and cohesively, and featured several exciting upfield clearing runs by senior captain Louis and sophomore Jeffrey. As Coach Villinski told the team, the first half of this game was the best lacrosse the team has played all season, and despite the final outcome, this game bodes well for the continuing growth and success of the team.
Softball went down to Marvelwood today and came home with a victory, 24-7. Corinne '20 pitched the entire game. Cassidy '18 and Corinne also got on base and scored each inning. Faith '21 recorded her first Darrow minutes. Crystal '19 got a triple and a glorious three run, out of the park home run.