The Kingswood Oxford varsity girls lacrosse team got strong goaltending and a season high on goals to post a 17-9 victory over the Gunnery.
It was the first victory of the season for the Wyverns, who have been improving throughout the season.
“Against Gunnery we put it all together to pull together for the win,” Kingswood Oxford coach Tim Allerton said.
Amelia Levine has been a rock in goal for the Wyverns and she came up with 12 saves against The Gunnery
“Amelia has been outstanding in net, even against the top teams we have played,” Allerton said.
Jane Dunbar has anchored the Wyvern defense and has moved into taking draws when the team needs her. Mia Seymour is a consistently steady leader and player in her fourth season at midfield and Nicole Genga has returned and is developing into the scoring threat Allerton knew she could be.
Dunbar, Seymour and Genga are captains for a relatively young and inexperienced team.
We are young in terms of experience, even the juniors I have mostly played JV the past two seasons and are playing significant roles, so it has taken us a while to gain confidence,” Allerton said. “After graduating seven seniors, including six starters it has been a long road in teaching a new group our offense and defensive sets.”
The Wyverns are back in action on Saturday when they host Marianapolis Prep. Kingswood Oxford then is at Miss Porter’s on Monday.
“I know we will continue to go through growing pains through the season, but we will be better for it next year,” Allerton said.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.