19 March 2019
The 2nd lacrosse team displayed huge amounts of team work and resilience at the National Schools Lacrosse Championships. They faced tough competition on the first day but played with fire and determination, with a very exciting draw against Wycombe Abbey and wins against St Barts and Malvern St James. Losses to a strong Berkhamsted side and Haberdasher Askes placed them in competition for division 2 on the Sunday. The team came out fighting from the first whistle and won all of the morning games in their pool. The set-up of their division meant that they then had to play a semi-final and a final game from teams that they had already played within the pool. This could have meant that, despite winning all their games already, they could have been knocked out in the semi-final. This, along with the awful weather, did not dampen their spirits and they went into the final with a 6-0 win behind them.
The final was a nail bitter to say the least! St Helen’s went 3-1 down in the first half but pulled their socks up and got on with the game! After two quick goals from Grace (Lower Sixth) and Immy (Lower Sixth) the teams were drawn at full time. The game went into overtime where Tilly (Year 11) scored a goal to give St Helen’s the lead. The team kept possession of the ball and played smart to run the clock down and take the win. A tremendous effort from all and we are very proud of their achievements!