Troy vs. Athens

As the late evening sun leaves the players in shadows, Troy High’s Morgan MacDonald takes control of the ball after a faceoff with Athens’ Maddie Crum in a girls lacrosse crosstown rivalry game Monday night.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Troy High beat crosstown rival Athens High in girls lacrosse action on Monday night, 17-2.

Athens’ Claire Davis tries to work past Troy’s co-captain Michelle Cappetto. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

“I love these girls. It’s really cool to see them take control of a game. That’s just the best thing, how much they love this game and how that shows through their play,” said Troy High assistant coach Olivia Braun.

Troy doesn’t always win like this.

Troy’s co-captain Katie Ferriby works around Athens’ Jessica Fish. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

“We’ve recently had some tough games; we lost to Lake Orion in double overtime,” said Troy High coach Allison Soboleski. “Quite honestly these girls are 100% a top ten team. I tell them every time if they do lose a game it’s because they beat themselves. They’re a great group of girls and are so capable of playing an amazing game. When they play as a team it’s a beautiful thing.”

At halftime, Athens coach Rob Holder encourages his team to keep in the game. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

On the Athens side “We’re young; we’re real young this year,” said Athens coach Rob Holder. “I’ve got six freshman, that’s as many as I’ve ever had before. We’re learning, we’re learning, we’re learning. It was a tough game for us,” he concluded.

Athens’ Audrey Parks keeps her eyes on the ball with Troy’s Caroline Stromberg in pursuit. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Troy parent Marianne Ferriby was quite happy about her daughter’s team. “It’s been an exciting spring for the girls. Most of them have been playing all winter long to prepare for the season. We have a strong junior core that will be returning next season. We also have several key sophomores who will be back next season.”

“I think they’re a really fun team. We have a lot of talented girls and we play as a team,” concluded Troy High assistant coach Nicole Cummings.

Troy raises their lacrosse sticks in victory at game’s end. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)