Monday evening saw the Eastview girls’ lacrosse team win a non-conference match-up against Chaska 11-8. The Lightning started the scoring off early, scoring the first four goals of the game. Mackenzie Chvatal and Megan Bateman would score the first two goals on drives that they both initiated from behind the net, curling around their defenders to score. Kayla Doyle would score the next goal on a cut and feed from Claire Jordahl. Jordahl would score her first of three goals on the game on a cut to the net where Jessica Wilhelm found her streaking open. Chaska would respond however, with four goals of their own to tie the score with :57 seconds left in the first half. Isabella Munz would make sure Eastview took a 5-4 lead into halftime, when she danced through the Hawk defense on a nice athletic play to score with :10 seconds showing on the clock prior to intermission.
Chaska would start the second half scoring and tying the game at 5-5. But, then the Lightning would score the next four goals. Chloe Benadum would score on a cut to the center of the Hawk’s defense when Jordahl found her open with a nice pass. Wilhelm would score the next two goals for the Lightning, the first of which she got on a free position shot to make it 7-5 with 18:56 left in the half. Wilhelm would get the next goal when after the ensuing draw she picked up the ground ball and drove to the net to score. Jordahl would increase the Lightning lead to 9 to 5 a few minutes later on a drive to net that she initiated from her position down behind the Hawk’s net. At 12:55 left to play, Chaska got a goal to cut the Lightning lead to three goals at 9 to 6. Eastview would score the next two goals less than a minute apart, the first from a Jordahl free position goal. The second in the series was scored by Kyla Palo on drive from her attack position from down low that gave the Lightning an 11 to 6 lead with 7:10 left in the game. Chaska would put pressure on the Eastview defense and score two late goals to bring the final score to 11 to 8. Corinne Cochran would earn the victory in net with several nice saves on the evening.
The Lightning next travel to play Burnsville, Tuesday May 15th at 5:30 PM.