Story by Luke Segota
As May turns to June, athletes trade in their cleats for boards, shorts and beach towels. In Warwick, the Wildcats are celebrating a phenomenal season for each of their teams. As the lacrosse season comes to a close, the boys were not the only ones to end the season with a trophy.
The Lady Wildcats competed on Wed., May 30 against a worthy adversary, Minisink High School, for the Section 9 Class B Championship. Minisink initially was scoring high from the start of the game, coming out strong with an eight point lead. Typically at that point, an opponent would accept their almost certain fate. Yet with the use of skill and teamwork, the Wildcats did not succumb to the pressure in this championship. With a score 8-2 at the half, the odds of a comeback were highly unlikely.
As the clock showed five seconds left, Jaqlyn Jordan, of the Wildcats, scored the game winning goal. Previously at 15-15, nothing short of a miracle would end with a game in Warwick’s favor. Jordan scored five goals in the last eight minutes of the game and aided heavily in closing the gap to win this game for Warwick with a final score of 16-15. This is the second Section 9 Class B Championship title that the Lady Wildcats have won!
Unfortunately, the girls’ were defeated on Sat., Jun. 2 in the Class B Quarterfinals against John Jay. John Jay will advance to the semifinals. Although this is a loss, the girls’ remained proud of their team and still are able to call themselves winners.