Kellsie Neary is a senior at Orchard Park High School. She is a member of the girls varsity lacrosse team and has blogged throughout the season to provide an inside look at the team. This is her third installment.
We are officially nearing the end of the 2012 season. We had senior night two weeks ago and our banquet at Maggie Holly’s house earlier in the week. I think I speak for the entire team when I say that the end of the season is bittersweet. We’ve worked so hard for the past three and a half months, and it’s definitely time for a break.
As a senior, it’s weird that I won’t ever be playing a league game on Orchard Park’s turf ever again. I will really miss this team. This year, we shared a bond that I’ve never experienced while playing on a sports team. I feel as though we all have truly connected on and off the field. The actual regular season is over and it’s now playoff time.
We managed to work our way to the 4th seed in Section VI Class A. On Tuesday, we hosted the number five seed Lockport. During the game, we made amazing shots, passes, and catches. We dominated the entire game, and came out with a win. Megan Smith, our goalie, was able to come out during the second half to play attack for a little while. Our entire team was able to work together all season, so hopefully we can do the same at Frontier High School today in the semifinal.
Frontier defeated us in semifinal last year. I can remember the game like it was yesterday. We were up by a few points, and then as soon as they started to catch up the game was cancelled due to inclement weather. Today seems as though it’s going to be a gorgeous day, so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again.
Earlier this season, we went up against Frontier. They beat us both times. I think that the girls have it in them to pull out a win. The championship game is scheduled at All High Stadium on Tuesday, May 29th.
I’d like to thank all of the girls on this year’s team, parents, fans, and friends for making my last year a memorable experience. It will be a lot different not being able to play next year, but I wish you all luck!