Six Cavaliers score in Girls’ Lacrosse rout of Goochland


Ian Hooks

Senior Destiny Smith won the Cavalier Chronicle Player of the Game award Monday night with six goals and an assist.

On a night dominated by seniors Emma Zblewski and Destiny Smith, the Cavaliers’ girls’ lacrosse team pulled out a 25-5 victory over the Goochland Bulldogs on Monday. Twenty-five goals marks the Lady Cavs best scoring mark of the season.

Things began a bit sloppy for the Cavs, as they were unable to score in the first six minutes, even allowing a goal on an eight-meter shot to the Bulldogs within that span. However, after Smith scored a goal with 19 minutes left in the first half, the Green and Gold went on an impressive 7-0 scoring run, courtesy of multiple goals by Smith and Zblewski. Senior Anahi Vasquez also got in on the action, with an assist by junior forward Oge Ikem, who assisted on two goals during the Cavalier scoring run. 

Goochland finally scored again at the 10:35 mark in the first half, but the damage had been done. For good measure, the Cavs scored twice more before Goochland scored again with six minutes left in the first half. After a few more Cavalier goals, the half ended after a score by sophomore midfielder Kinsley Varn-Holmes, who scored one goal in the game on three shots.

Varn-Holmes’ goals came during a massive Cavalier run stretching from the end of the first half to 20 minutes into the second half where they scored 12 unanswered goals. Zblewski scored six goals throughout the run, while Smith contributed two more goals. Ikem and senior Vianca Ruiz also scored goals in the 12-0 scoring run. 

Up by 18 goals, the Cavaliers pulled a few tricks out of the bag and had a bit of fun, as coach Rhonda Clopton moved usual senior defender Caitlyn Siljanoski up to an attack position. Siljanoski scored a goal and assisted on the final goal of the game, which was scored by Zblewski.

With her six goals and one assist, Smith had only nine shot attempts, good for a shooting percentage of 67%, and also good enough to win the Cavalier Chronicle Player of the Game Award.

With the win, the Cavaliers are counting down the games before the playoffs. With two of their last three games at home, including senior night on May 15 against the Mechanicsville Mustangs, the Cavaliers will look to finish the season strong. The Green and Gold’s next game is against the Manchester Lancers on May 3 at 7 p.m.