Smyrna girls' lacrosse defeated Red Lion 13-8 Monday in a heavy downpour.
The Smyrna Lady Eagles girls' lacrosse team scored nine goals in the first half before Mother Nature delivered several strong downpours, then held on to defeat Red Lion Christian Academy 13-8 Monday afternoon at the Smyrna High School mini-stadium.
The Lady Eagles scored four quick goals to take an early lead over the Lady Lions on a cold and rainy afternoon. About midway through the first half, a light rain turned into a deluge for the remainder of the contest. The game might not have been played at all except for the fact the stadium has turf instead of grass. The turf allowed the athletes to maintain relatively good footing despite the constant, heavy rain. Other high scool contests were cancelled for Monday afternoon and evening.
The Lady Lions came roaring back in the second half, scoring seven goals of their own, while holding Smyrna to only four scores.
The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by Nyi Wright, Allison Wheatley and Shabnam Noroozi ,who all scored three goals apiece. Alison Sayers added two goals. Goalkeeper Gabrielle DiRusso recorded twelve saves on the day.
The Lady Lions drop to 2-5 on the season. Their next game is set for Thursday at home against St. Thomas More at 4 p.m.
Smyrna is now 3-1 in its first full season as a varsity sport. The Eagles were scheduled to play at Dover on Tuesday evening. They will play at home against Hodgson VoTech on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.