Tribe bumps up record
With Jessie Manwaring and Autumn McMillin attacking visiting Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard from all sides of the lacrosse net on Monday evening, the varsity Indians, as well as a few JV girls, easily finished off the Fighting Irish with a generous 15-5 final.
The Indians have had an up and down season but with balanced play on both sides of the net evened their record to 5-5 overall with the win.
Nine of the Indians' netters came from Manwaring and McMillin with one passing to the other on the run at the net. Manwaring totaled six of the goals and had two assists while McMillin added three goals and two assists.
The score at the half was tight at 5-2 with Tyler McCrate in goal for the Indians, but after returning to the field Tecumseh's offense went on a terror and quickly took control.
Samantha McMillion was placed in goal for the second half and she limited the Fighting Irish to just thee netters as many of the Indians' JV players were given some varsity playtime.
“It was good to see many different players get goals,” said Tecumseh coach Cindy Hill. “The girls moved the ball around well, and many JV players got to see some playing time. Katelynn Braunschneider caught many feeds tonight and the girls were able to move the ball around much more efficiently.”
Chelsie Gray added two goals for the Indians while Braunschneider had a goal and an assist. Niki Hedges, Nicole Palm and Kacie Blayer each added a goal. Key defensive players mentioned by the coach were Heather Major and Brittanie Rice.
Tecumseh tagged 10 goals to beat Haslett on Friday, May 4, with the Indians winning 10-7 on the road.
Tecumseh's girls took an early 6-2 lead at the end of the first half with McCrate in goal. Manwaring led the Indians' scoring with four goals while Autumn McMillin and Braunschneider each scored two. Heather Major provided good defensive coverage against Haslett and coach Hill added that Rice and Raquel Flores each did an outstanding job of protecting Tecumseh's goal on defense.
Farmington/Harrison came to Indian stadium on Tuesday, April 29, and were sent packing with a 17-13 loss.
Manwaring scored a high-game nine goals for the Indians to set the new school record. She broke her own record of eight goals set last season. She also added two assists.
“They couldn't stop Jessie when she drove the goal and our defense did a good job keeping them out of scoring range although Farmington was pretty good at making the long shots,” said coach Hill. “ All the girls worked hard for this win. I am very proud of them.”
Sophomore McMillin recorded five goals and added two assists for Tecumseh while Blayer, Heather Major and Gray each added one goal.