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Seniors send Blue Devil girls past Broncos in a lacrosse rout

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DHS senior Liz Leshuk (13) uses a nifty flip for one of her two goals in the Blue Devils' 16-1 win over Bella Vista at Brown Stadium. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | April 23, 2014 |

Tuesday’s game marked the last night any of the seniors on the Davis High girls lacrosse team would play at Brown Stadium — and they definitely went out with a bang.

The five seniors combined for seven goals to power the Blue Devils to a 16-1 win over visiting Bella Vista.

The lopsided victory gave the locals wins by a combined score of 34-2 in their past two games, a scoring onslaught that suggests trouble for DHS’ upcoming opponents. The Devils are 6-6 on the year and 4-2 in Sacramento Valley Conference play.

“(The team) is always excited on Senior Night,” said Davis coach Jennifer Morris. “We try to make it as special as possible.”

A ceremony honoring the graduating quintet — goalkeeper Ally Weir, Elizabeth Leshuk, Lydia Gegan, Emmanuelle Cordier and Chelsey Nickell — was followed by each of the field players notching at least one goal and Weir playing brilliantly in front of the net, making several saves.

The scoring came despite several of the 12th-graders playing in different spots than usual.

“I thought (the seniors) played great,” Morris said. “They really didn’t look like they were out of position at all, and that’s really fun to see.”

Nickell, a former goalie, scored a hat trick, while Leshuk tacked on two goals of her own.

“Chelsey Nickell … came up with some really tough plays through midfield and transition, and that’s just great to see.” Morris said. “Liz Leshuk always (plays well), she just has great skills.”

Cordier was the first of the seniors to score, and she later added two assists, one of which went to Leshuk. Gegan kept the Bella Vista goalkeeper on her toes all night, eventually tallying once.

But the seniors weren’t the only Blue Devils who played well on Tuesday, as the team functioned at a high level even with Morris trying some new lineups.

“I thought they did a nice job possessing the ball, working together and looking for each other,” said the veteran coach. “I was really proud of the fact that … they didn’t play sloppy.”

Three DHS players — junior Ellie Meinert, sophomore Julia Zabala and freshman Darby McGuire — had two goals apiece, with freshman Nicole Pugh adding another when she forced a turnover and went coast-to-coast, outrunning the entire Bronco defense on her way.

Sarah Sherwin also had a goal and earned her coach’s praise for her all-around performance.

“I thought Sarah Sherwin had a great night,” Morris said. “She played midfield for us, and I thought she did a really good job all over the field.”

The Devil defense was spectacular, quickly snuffing out almost every BVHS attack so Weir was rarely challenged. And any time she was, the senior goalie came up with a stop.

Davis now has a quick turnaround, heading down to Marin to face Redwood High on Wednesday (6:30 p.m.). The Giants are 8-4 on the season and will test the locals more than the Broncos did.

“They’re definitely a more challenging team,” Morris said of Redwood. “It’s a very winnable game, we just now need to pick up that intensity.”

— Reach Spencer Ault at sault@davisenterprise.net

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