Valkyries lacrosse team continues to win
By MARY KAY RAUMA
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Contributor
April 24, 2012 · Updated 2:44 PM
The Vashon Valkyries girls high school lacrosse team earned back-to-back wins last week, taking down teams from Kennedy High School and Klahowya.
The Valkyries played their first home game on Tuesday, April 17, against Kennedy High School.
Vashon dominated from the first draw, setting the tone for the entire game. Zina Carroll anchored the defense with several interceptions and controlled ground balls, soundly feeding them to an athletic force of midfielders led by Sarah Raymond.
The Valkyries led 13-1 at the half, a margin that Kennedy couldn’t shake. The game ended with a 18-1 victory for Vashon.
Genevieve Rauma and Anneke Steneker led the scoring with five goals and one assist each, followed by Ellen Chappelka, who drove in four.
On Wednesday, April 18, the Valkyries traveled to Silverdale to play Klahowya. The well-matched teams battled goal for goal, going into the half tied at 4-4.
In the second half, the Valkyrie defense locked down its game and did not allow a single goal, proving how games are won with great defense.
Goalie Anna Berti was at the heart of the defensive effort with 20 saves, while defender Samantha Philip hustled the ball out of the danger zone into offensive territory.
Rauma led the scoring with three goals, followed by Steneker with two. Midfielder Grace DeGraaf landed a powerful rope shot in the upper right hand pocket, and Chappelka showed her stick skills with one down low. The Valkyries won with a final score of 7-4.
— Mary Kay Rauma is the assistant coach of the Vashon Valkyries.