By GERARDO RECINOS
The girls lacrosse team at Alhambra has started demanding attention this season. After a hot start, they’re not quite cooling off.
They destroyed Clayton Valley on March 14 by a 13-3 scoreline, an eye-opening mark for the other teams in the league who may not be used to seeing this much fight from an Alhambra team.
Sure there is still a gap between the Bulldogs and the Lamorinda schools (Acalanes, Miramonte and Campolindo) but those blips aside and the girls are right where they want to be. Currently in the middle of the pack as far as the Diablo Athletic League is concerned, the girls will be playing meaningful lacrosse in May.
That’s not something that could have been said any of the last few seasons.
Games have become more exciting at Knowles Field simply because it isn’t just the other teams fans cheering on goals.
In fact the Alhambra crowd got a chance to cheer early and often.
It only took a minute into the match for the Bulldog crowd to get going after they were ignited by a goal by senior Lexi Rosales. That goal came so fast, that fans hadn’t even finished cheering before the Dogs had scored again. This time it came from the stick of a ground ball won by Jadyn London.
The Eagles answered back in the fifth minute, but before the half was over, the Bulldogs struck three more times, with Kelby Fuss, Sarah Mills and Luiza Daberdaku all adding a goal.
All three were well-worked team goals. Mills finished a rebounded effort off like a good goal poacher does, while Daberdaku lost her defender off a well-set pick to score her goal.
The Bulldogs came out from the second half and made it nine unanswered goals from their ranks, as they blitzed the Eagles with a non-stop barrage of offensive fire power.
Seemingly every player got involved for the Bulldogs, making a contribution against their opponents. By the time the later stages of the second half rolled around, there was little doubt that the Alhambra girls would hold on to the lead.
Most of the starters were able to catch a breather, while some of the substitutes got some extended minutes in one of the biggest wins of the season so far.
The last time the two teams met at Clayton Valley Charter, the Bulldogs were victorious by a 12-7 margin. So if we go solely by the score line, it looks like the girls are heating up at the right time, as the final week of stretch of the season comes up.
With six games left to play as of Tribune deadline on March 19, the Bulldogs are 6-8 overall, and 4-7 in DAL play.