I left the office immediately at 3:45PM last Friday. I needed to hustle to Delta Park to watch Girls Varsity Lacrosse face #1 Grant in the State Quarterfinals. Missy was heading in a different direction so she could watch her daughter and Varsity Track and Field compete at Districts. Both teams were competing to earn some more time together. Girls Lacrosse had earned the opportunity after defeating Wilsonville 14-12 in the Round of 16. The girls had to play down two players that game after receiving numerous yellow cards in the first half. The victory demonstrated the girls toughness, poise and resilience. On Friday Grant's transition offense was too much and the girls season ended. They finished the season 12-8 battling 6A schools who have more female students in their freshmen classes than OES has students in the entire Upper School.
Over in Sherwood the track team was hoping to build on the early success of Thursday, the first day of the two day District event. Kate P had improved her discus PR by 20' and finished 2nd. The top two finishers at Districts earn the opportunity to compete at States the following week at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. I don't know if Kate believed she would be heading to Eugene in April, but Coach Lauren Davis sure did. On Friday girls exceeded expectations. Maya(400M), Cayton(300M Hurdles) Lauren(800M, 1500M) and Morgan(3000M) all finished 1st in their running events. In the field events Uma won the Shot Put and Senna won the Pole Vault and finished 2nd in the Long Jump. In Track and Field the top eight finishers earn team points. Nina, Evelyn, Etti, Sadie, Avery, Summer, and Zaira all earned points for the team, and the Girls won Districts by 33 points. Lauren earned Track Athlete of the Meet and Senna earned Field Athlete of the Meet!
The boys would finish third at Districts. Olin(3000M) and Matthew(Pole Vault) won their events and Barrett, Hap, Alex, Ahmed, and Masato will all travel to Eugene after qualifying for States! Next week we will profile the State Meet, but be sure to follow along Friday evening here.
Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis both competed in the State Tournament last weekend also. The boys had two doubles teams and three singles qualify, an astounding number. Unfortunately the boys struggled in the quarters and semis and finished 2nd in team points. Top finishers were Lucas and Richard in 3rd place for doubles and Ethan finished fourth overall in singles.
The girls had two doubles teams and one singles player qualify. Although none would win a singles or doubles championship, the team scored enough points,Marin and Sophia(2ndPlace) and Ava and Kaleia(3rdPlace) to win the State Championship.
MS and LS girls lacrosse wrapped up their seasons this weekend. Thank you to all of the coaches who made the season such a success.
The Boys 3/4 Lacrosse entered three teams in the Canby Jam Tournament. Two teams went 3-0 and one went 2-1. Thank you to all of the coaches who helped the boys this spring.
The 5/6 Boys and 7/8 Boys Lacrosse teams were playing in the Oregon Cup. The boys 7/8 lost a heartbreaker in overtime in the semifinals. This team may never want to have to do a Braveheart Competition ever again. The 5/6 Boys went undefeated and won the championship.
The highlight for the 5/6 lacrosse players may have been the coed scrimmage we held on Tuesday. The boys and girls switched sticks and headgear. It was a heated scrimmage and the boys scored more goals, but the girls surprised the boys with water balloons and ice pops at the end. We will call it a draw.