Hot start for lacrosse girls

Rangers combine for 29 goals in two wins

It’s been quite the start to the spring for the Ranger girls’ lacrosse team. The third-year program picked up wins in its first two games of the season.

“The girls are doing a great job playing like a team and implementing our new defensive and offensive strategies,” said coach Krista Seipel.

The Rangers totaled 29 goals in the wins over Columbia Heights and Woodbury.

First, they prevailed 14-9 last Friday in Columbia Heights. Junior Jade Haseltine led the way offensively with five goals and two assists. Senior Lisa Olson added two goals and an assist. In goal, ninth-grader Johanna Haseltine recorded 10 saves.

The Rangers won 15-9 in Woodbury this Monday. The Woodbury girls’ program is in its first year; Royal girls previously teamed with girls from East Ridge to make up South Washington County.

Junior Amy Enrooth scored three times and assisted on four goals. Junior Lexi Carpenter had three apiece, while sophomore Emma Matheisen notched two apiece. Johanna Haseltine stopped 14 of 23 shots.

Forest Lake holds its home opener against East Ridge this Wednesday and hosts Spring Lake Park on Friday. The girls play at Cretin-Derham Hall on Monday.