Girls Lacrosse and Playoff Plans


Katryn Maley, Contributing Author

The girls lacrosse team is hungry for a state championship, but they have to make it to the playoffs first. With a four game winning streak, the girls moved from 9th place to 7th place. With two more games this week, and what could potentially be two big wins for them, they could possibly move up as far as 3rd place in Division 2.

The team practices every day for two hours, working on improving skills,  as well as certain plays that would work against specific teams. The team needs a few wins to bump them up in the leaderboard so that they could be in a good spot for playoffs. Only the top 8 placed teams get a spot in playoffs, so it is important that the girls get a few more big wins under their belt to secure their spot.

The girls team was victorious over Merrimack Valley, Alvirne, ConVal, and Kennet in their last four games, and are hoping to win over Kingswood on May 25 and Hollis Brookline on May 28. Two girls on the team have also passed the milestone of 100 goals over the four years of high school, a milestone that is difficult to reach. The two players, Kayla Gorospe and Katryn Maley, achieved this goal even with a Covid season and a season getting completely canceled due to Covid. The team has been working non-stop to set themselves up for playoffs, and the hard work does not seem to be stopping any time soon.

Hollis-Brookline is senior night for this season, and the girls are out for revenge. They fell short over Hollis-Brookline 7 – 13 previously in the season, but have been preparing all season for this game. The five seniors are planning on going all out for their senior night, and the underclassmen will work just as hard so the seniors get the big win they have been wanting all season long. If Goffstown beats Hollis-Brookline, they would be in a very good spot for playoffs. In the words of Jocelyn Ashford, an attacker on the team, “the friendships I have made here and on this team are some of my closest friends. The support from this group is unmatched, bring it on Hollis-Brookline!” Another teammate named Bella West who plays defense for the girls lacrosse team enthusiastically says “I do not want to let the seniors down this year, I have grown up playing with them my whole life and they are definitely overdue for a championship!” These teammates seem to have a very close bond and love for one another, and that is what makes watching them so fun. They play for eachother out there, and want to see each other succeed.

The girls lacrosse team only has a few more home games left while the season is wrapping up and could use Goffstown’s support! They play right in the backfield with a 4:00 p.m. start. Support always pushes a team that much harder and with Goffstown High School’s energy, the team would be even more energized! Make sure to keep a close eye out for the end of the season games and scores, this team’s talent is not something to be looked over.