JV girls lacrosse takes down University School

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The SAT wasn’t the only event on campus Wednesday, March 1; the JV girls lacrosse team headed over to Davie to play the University School Sharks at 4 p.m. After a long game in the Florida humidity, the girls pulled out a 7-2 win. 

The game started out on a low note losing the first draw, but strong defense enabled the Patriots to win the ball back for sixth grader Raqui DeMarchena to score. The momentum built, and Heritage was able to pull away with a lead. Heritage took control of the draw and the cage: DeMarchena scored another three goals for four total, sophomore Sara Riveros scored two goals and sophomore Arianna Borhan scored one. 

“It felt nice to contribute to this amazing sport and I was so happy to have my first goal of the season. I am praying for many more,” Borhan said. 

The JV team practices alongside the varsity team under the coaching of varsity coach, Corey Engelhard, and JV coach, Tracey Leve. 

“The JV team is mixed with girls who are brand new and girls who have played for about a year. Everyone on that team is learning and getting better every day,” Coach Engelhard said.

This win starts JV’s season off with a 1-0 record. The girls play their next game away against Naples High School at 4:30 p.m., right before the varsity team plays at 6 p.m.

All photos taken by Zoe Horwitz.

Zoe Horwitz, a junior at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her third year as the Sports Editor and Assistant Editor-In-Chief. Besides reading and writing, she spends her time playing with her dog or tutoring younger students through Learn with Peers, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2020. During her freshman year, she co-founded FALIA (Food Allergy/Intolerance Awareness) at school, a club that advocates for those with food allergies. Zoe also plays lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and American Heritage girls varsity lacrosse team. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.