New Trier kicked off the week with a 19-0 shutout over Lake Forest on Teacher Appreciation Day, followed by 18-5 wins over #7 ranked St. Charles and Oak Park River Forest.
The defense stepped up against the Scouts, not allowing a shot and forcing 14 turnovers, five by sophomore Ella Huber, who also had a career high 7 ground balls (fourth most in school history). New Trier owned the ball, getting 13 of 20 draws and 25 ground balls. Amanda Nicholas led the team with five draw controls.
Eight different players scored, with Claudia Shevitz getting 5 goals and 3 assists to lead the offense. Lucy Murray also had three assists and added four goals. Olivia Zaban and Izzi King each had 3 goals. Macy Zaban, Emma Merk, Huber and Charley Meier all added goals.
On Wednesday, the Trevians faced a very face and athletic St. Charles squad that was 12-1. After being tied 1-1, New Trier scored nine unanswered goals. Huber led the team with five draw controls, Meier and Nicholas each grabbed three. The defense was paced by Meier, with five ground balls and three turnovers, Rylin Douthit, who had four ground balls and Meier, and Claire Gottreich with three caused turnovers.
The offense was paced by a season high eight goals by Murray, five goals by Shevitz and three by Meier. King and Olivia Zaban each had two assists. Murray also forced four turnovers on the ride.
On Thursday, New Trier played in a special game at Oak Park River Forest, in their Cancer Awareness Game. Oak Park head coach James Borja was a former girls lacrosse coach at New Trier. The game was played in the honor of his mom, the former principal at New Trier, who passed away from cancer.
The defense did a great job of containing All-State and Marquette commit Liv Conley, holding her scoreless in the first half and only letting her get two goals in the second half. It started with tough defense by Madison Smith, Sammie Johnson (who had two caused turnovers) and Mary Burke. New Trier won 14 draws, five by Huber, as Katie Busch and Macy Zaban did a great job directing the draws. The Trevs also owned the ground balls, as Shevitz had five. The attack took 29 shots, as Shevitz shot 7 for 7 and Macy Zaban and Murray each had three goals. The Trevians had nine assisted goals, four my Murray and two by Olivia Zaban.
New Trier finishes the regular season next week at Hinsdale Central, and then host the sectional quarter-finals on May 20th.