Holliston High Girls Lacrosse Update: May 18th

The 19th-ranked girls lacrosse team in the state (via The Boston Herald) (11 wins -3 losses) continued their historic season this past week with wins over Medway, 15-6, perennial power Foxboro, 13-12 and, for the first time in program history, defending D3 State Champion Dover-Sherborn, 14-13.  The senior-laden team is led by their 4 captains, Midfielder Caroline Salley, Attackers Abby & Bridget Glynn, and Defenseman Lily Sawyers. 

The 4 captains on Senior Night vs Medway

The win over Foxboro came down to the final possession as Foxboro was awarded a ‘free position’ with :06 left in the game down by one.  Soph G Maya Kirstein stopped the penalty shot to preserve the win and collect her 14th save of the contest and sending the team into a wild celebration.

The team celebrates with G Maya Kirstein after her huge save to secure the win over Foxboro

Later in the week against D/S, the girls showed their toughness and athleticism as they battled the intense heat and a tough opponent on the road.  After falling behind 3-1 early, the Panthers rallied to take an 8-5 lead into the half behind Abby Glynn’s 4 goals, sister Bridget’s 2 goals, and Junior Midfielder Martha Walker’s 2.  The second half saw the defending champs show their championship pedigree and battle back to grab an 11-10 lead with about 7 mins to go.  Holliston tied it up on a beautiful pass from Sr attacker Cara Chipman to a cutting Abby Glynn who scored her 7th of the game.  She would finish with 10 goals, yes 10 goals and the Panthers would hang on for the 1-goal victory with some solid team defense and dominating the face-off circle in the final 5 minutes to keep the ball away from D/S to win their 9th straight game.

Program Milestones Set so far in 2022:

  • Most regular season wins (11)
  • Beat Hopkinton for the first time ever
  • Beat D/S for the first time ever
  • Longest winning streak (9-straight)
  • (2) 100 -career goal scorers (Abby and Bridget Glynn)
  • 4th consecutive State Tournament appearance upcoming

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Ken Sawyers