H.S. Girls Lacrosse: Lake Shore takes control in Class C; Hamburg, Frontier games to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand
In a matter of two days, Lake Shore took care of both Class C finalists from last season. In its first season in the classification after winning the program’s first-ever title last season in Class B, the Eagles outlasted five-time defending sectional champion Amherst 9-8 on April 17 before defeating East Aurora 11-8 two days later.
Alie Jimerson scored five of Lake Shore’s nine goals against Amherst, while seventh grader Shayla Scanlan was strong at the center position. On the defensive end, Courtney Black stopped seven shots in goal. Vivian Curry, Marissa Haring and Kiersten Kennedy also played a large part in the victory by keeping the midfield moving and causing turnovers, according to Lake Shore head coach Hannah Wawrowski.
In the win over East Aurora playing for the first time under the lights on the school’s new lacrosse field, Curry, last year’s top scorer, led the offense with four goals.
When Hamburg and Frontier meet for non-league girls lacrosse games on April 27, the two rivals will come together as one to raise funds and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand with a week-long project called Laxin’ for Lemonade.
Hamburg head coach Katy Ryan, with the help of Frontier’s Tim Myslinski, organized the event which will entail both schools’ varsity and junior varsity teams selling lemonade throughout the week with that money and whatever is raised at the game going to the foundation supporting research to fight childhood cancer. They’ll play games at 5 and 7 p.m. starting with the JV contest.
The charity was chosen in honor of Hamburg’s youngest teammate, Ellie DeLucia, who was diagnosed with Optic Pathway/Hypothalamic Glioma in June 2004. This inoperable brain tumor has caused her to become legally blind.
She spent the 2011 season as a member of the varsity lacrosse team along with younger sister, Mara. Both girls attended practices and games, sang the National Anthem at Hamburg’s Senior Game, celebrated their birthdays with the team and most importantly, became an inspiration to players.
The mission of Hamburg and Frontier is to collect $5,000. The public is invited to watch two of the premier teams in Western New York face off while supporting such a worthy cause. If you are unable to attend the game, donations can be made directly online at www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/79990.