April 19, 2024

East Ridge Girls Lacrosse Fall Short in District Final Against West Orange

1 min read| Published On: April 19th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

East Ridge Girls Lacrosse Fall Short in District Final Against West Orange

1 min read| Published On: April 19th, 2024|

The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team, known for their dominance in district championships, faced a tough challenge in the district final against West Orange. Despite their strong performance, they fell short in a close 9-8 loss, ending their bid for a fourth consecutive district title. Both teams, however, have secured spots in the upcoming Class 2A Girls Lacrosse State Tournament.

Despite the disappointment of the loss, East Ridge demonstrated their resilience and determination, showing that they will be a formidable opponent in the state tournament. With a season record of 13-4, the Lady Knights have proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse field.

Looking ahead, East Ridge has the opportunity for revenge in a grudge match contest next week. As they prepare for the state tournament, all eyes will be on East Ridge’s star goalie, Grace Meyer, who continues to excel and solidify her position as the school’s all-time leading saves leader in net. Her performance will be crucial in the upcoming playoff matchup against West Orange.

Both East Ridge High School and West Orange will compete in round 1 of the state tournament, with West Orange hosting the game on April 26th at 7pm. Anticipation is high for another intense and closely contested match, and East Ridge is eager to prove themselves and advance further in the tournament.

Despite the setback in the district final, East Ridge High School remains the sole representative for Lake County in the FHSAA Class 2A State Girls Lacrosse tournament. We wish the Lady Knights the best of luck as they strive now focus their attention on the state tournament.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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