Covenant girls lacrosse powers past Steward

Covenant girls lacrosse is getting better fast and since the Eagles are already ranked No. 1 in VISAA’s Division II that should be worrisome for other teams in the division.


Covenant beat Steward 14-8 in a dominant performance just  weeks after only edging the No. 4-ranked Spartans by a single goal. It was a big step forward for a talented squad that included an explosive start to the second half that blew open a game where the Eagles only held a 5-4 advantage at the break.


Ari Archer poured in five goals for the Eagles while Lizzy Shim, Megan McGlothlin and Wynston Archer each posted hat tricks. With 10 saves from kepper Erin Flynn and a stingy defensive effort, that offensive production was more than enough to pull away from Steward.


“We never lost momentum — they work well together as a team,” said Covenant coach Kim Parsons. “Our defense really kept their offense at by and we didn’t allow them to drive.”


That defense forced six turnovers on the day and Covenant held an 18-11 advantage on the draw too. Those wins on the draw helped set the stage for that array of offensive weapons to get going. Shim also dished out two assists while Wynston Archer and McGlothlin each had a helper.


Virginia Hopper and Caroline Labstain led Steward with two goals each.


The Eagles travel to take on Highland Monday at 4:30 p.m.