Girls lacrosse beats rival O’Hara and keeps 22-year-long win streak alive

Ella Pergine, Staff writer

Archbishop Carroll’s girls lacrosse team continued its 22-year-long winning streak last week by beating Cardinal O’Hara, their Philadelphia Catholic League rival, 20-5.

The two teams have been head-to-head for the PCL championship for the last four years.

“Whenever we play O’Hara we know it’s a big game just because they’re our rival,” said senior and captain Machaela Henry. “But since they’re also our biggest competitors in the PCL, we always want to come out strong.”

The girls only let up five goals against the Lions and senior Bridget Robinson had six saves. Juniors Sienna Golden and Chloe Bleckley led the team with five draw controls.

“Getting the draw is always important and it’s a big factor in winning the game,” said junior Chloe Bleckley. “The more possessions you have, the more opportunities to score.”

Junior Brooke Hippert led the team with six goals followed by Henry with four. Senior Ava Bleckley added three goals to the score and senior Lainey Straub, senior Caitlin McConaghy, Golden and sophomore Claire Sexton each had one goal apiece.

“It’s always a great time when you beat your rival school,” said Ava Bleckley. “We all played great and we knew we wanted to win and keep the PCL win alive.”