Though dark clouds, high winds and big lightning strikes caused the game to be stopped early, the Robbinsdale Armstrong girls’ lacrosse team didn’t let the stormy weather dampen its spirits.
The Falcons were rushing to beat the incoming rain but made sure to give each other hugs and let out a cheer. Robbinsdale Armstrong stayed unbeaten with a 12-9 win against Wayzata that was shortened due to lightning.
The game against the Trojans was the Falcons’ first nonconference game of the season. Through seven conference games, the season was looking quite good for Robbinsdale Armstrong as the team entered the tilt against Wayzata with a perfect 7-0 record.
After falling behind 2-0 early, Robbinsdale Armstrong’s offense went to work as the Falcons defeated Wayzata 12-9 on Thursday at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.
The Trojans, ranked No. 8 in the latest coaches’ poll, came out as the aggressor early as Wayzata scored the game’s first two goals. Katie Sikorski made it 1-0 while teammate Ava Score added to the team’s lead. Both players led the way for the Trojans with four goals apiece.
Down 2-0, the offense started coming for Armstrong (8-0, 7-0). Jenna Hamann, a junior attacker committed to play at Concordia-St. Paul, got the scoring going but led the way with her passing ability throughout the game. She finished with two goals and six assists to lead the Falcons.
By the end of the half, Armstrong went ahead 6-2. Sydney Smith led the way with two goals in the opening half and finished with a hat trick.
The Falcons lead did grow in the second half but saw it soon get close as Wayzata (7-3, 4-1) mounted a comeback. The Trojans cut the deficit to three thanks to Sikorski, Score and Julia Lindahl. However, their efforts were stymied by the weather as the game was called by the officials with six minutes remaining in the second half due to lightning.