For the Edgemont Panthers girls lacrosse team, they couldn’t have asked for a better season. Fresh off of winning their first league title in nearly 20 years, which saw sophomore star midfielder Illiana Dimopolous score her 100th career goal, the Panthers were riding high heading into the first round of the Section 1 Class C tournament. Unfortunately, the game did not go the Panthers’ way, as they fell 21-6 to the host Pelham Pelicans at Glover Field on Tuesday, May 17.
The Pelicans dominated from the get-go, winning multiple draw controls and facilitating their offense while utilizing their size and strength. The Panthers never gave up, however, and continued to fight despite positional changes and the Pelicans’ physical style of play that forced players like Dimopolous out of the game for a few minutes. With Edgemont winning a league title this year, head coach Jennifer Wandle was not ashamed of the performance and felt like the program has made massive strides over the past few years.