CHS Girls Lacrosse competes in Gulf Breeze Classic
Columbus High Girls Lacrosse traveled to Pensacola, FL this weekend to compete in the Gulf Breeze Classic.
The Blue Devils competed against three different Florida teams, including the Gulf Breeze Dolphins, the Pensacola Tigers, and the Pensacola Catholic Crusaders.
The girls checked out from school Friday morning to make the 4 hour trip to the Sunshine State. They mostly slept and talked on the ride down.
Upon arrival, the team went to the beach to relax and bond with one another.
"It was a great bonding experience that we look forward to each year," expresses Carson Griffin (12).
The Blue Devils opened up their weekend Friday night against Gulf Breeze. They put up 7 points, but that was not enough to take down the Dolphins who took home an 8-7 victory.
The girls had to rebound quickly from the loss, as they were scheduled to take on Pensacola High the following morning. And that's exactly what they did, mounting a dominant 15-0 victory over the Tigers.
"After the loss against Gulf Breeze, we went to team dinner and laughed and shook off the loss and decided that instead of dwelling on the past we would focus on fixing our mistakes and working together to play another great game," explains Leah McCoy (11).
The team had plenty of time to rest before their final game of the weekend against Pensacola Catholic. To pass this time, the girls beat the heat and enjoyed lunch courtesy of the team's booster club.
The Blue Devils fell to the Crusaders by a final score of 13-7.
Although they only took 1 out of 3 games over the weekend, the team still considers the trip to be a success.
"We grew as a team both on and off the field," explains Head Coach Dustin Fowler, "Playing three quality opponents helps us to become a more complete lacrosse team. We are able to take these experiences into the rest of the season."