On a cold rainy afternoon at St. George’s, Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse clinched the ISL title with a 18-9 victory over the St. George’s Dragons. With a lot at stake, the Zebras tried to remain focused and energized on a nearly three hour bus ride to Newport. The St. George’s Dragons came out on top, leaving the Zebras on their heels for the first four minutes of play. Going down 0-4 at the 21:34 mark, Middlesex took a timeout to regroup. In the next four minutes of play, the Zebras tallied four matching goals to even the score with 15:30 remaining in the half. But the Dragons wouldn’t quit and they notched another goal on a defensive miscue to take the lead again. In the remaining 14 minutes of the half, the Zebras finally dug in and scored six goals to the Dragons one to close out the half with an 11-6 lead. In the second half, the Middlesex Zebras took complete control of the game, denying the opponents’ offensive runs and finishing with terrific goals. The team played together as a unit until the final minutes, and as the clock hit zero, the team erupted in celebration as they clinched the ISL Championship with the final win of the season.
With a 10-1-1 league record, the Zebras were the sole winners of the ISL in arguably one of the most competitive years of girls’ lacrosse in the league. With teamwork, heart, and tremendous work on and off the field, the team earned this title under the terrific leadership of captains Katharine French and Shannon Wing, and seniors Helen Chase, Pauline Santry, Cece DeSimone, and Elizabeth Mullaney.