Girls lacrosse team knocks off Mound Westonka

New Prague’s Lilly Wieland, #13, center, keeps ahead of Mound Westonka players. The Trojans pummeled the Whitehawks 18-5 in the Thursday, May 20, game. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague girls lacrosse team split two matches last week.

They dropped an 18-2 contest May 17 to Orono but came back with an 18-5 win over Mound Westonka Thursday, May 20.

“Orono came out strong right from the start and got an early lead and kept it through the entire game. They had a few very fast players who got through our defense,” head coach Julie Bowers said. “We did a great job of controlling ground balls when they dropped them, but that wasn’t very often. Our girls played hard but just couldn’t get any offense going.”

Eme Halmbaier scored the only two goals and was assisted by Allie Schmidt and Heather Coughlin.

The win over Mound Westonka featured fantastic game by Halmbaier, who scored seven goals. Payton Pumper added three goals and Heather Coughlin a pair of goals.

“The Trojans came out strong early and stayed up the entire game. The girls were having fun and it showed on and off the field. I think we surprised Mound-Westonka and they never recovered,” Bowers said. “ We were running the new...

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