By Jacob Rivas
On March 15, the Tustin girls’ lacrosse team went head to head with Northwood High School. The game began with Northwood dominating the offensive end of the field as they constantly put the pressure on Tustin’s defense. This high pressure lead to Northwood scoring their first two goals in the first two minutes of the game. The spectators saw Northwood display large amounts of confidence as they spent a majority of time with little to no players defending their goal, aside from the goalie. Tustin attempted to counter attack and take the fight back to their end of the field, but were unsuccessful in their efforts. As the first half drew to a close, goalie Citlali Mora confidently held Northwood at bay, raising Tustin’s chances of a comeback in the second half.
The second half began with Northwood leading, with a score of 1-5. Tustin scored their second goal just a minute into the second half, but that, unfortunately, did not stop Northwood from scoring five more goals. Tustin made one more shot just before Northwood ended the game with three more goals. Ultimately, the game ended with a score of 3-15. Although Tustin lost, they showed significant improvements. A prime example of their improvement occurred on March 12, where Tustin attended a tournament at Lake Balboa and secured two out of three victories. Tustin’s next home game will be on April 15, where they will go head to head with Chadwick.