041019_MNS_GOTW_Cooper_Higgins Cooper Higgins

Lovett lacrosse player Cooper Higgins, right, handles the ball during a match against Marist. / Special — Lovett Athletics (Jamie Lamor Studios)

With the calendar flipped over to the month of April, local lacrosse teams are in the midst of area play and will start the state tournament May 1.

The Wesleyan girls’ team earned a 22-17 road win against Holy Innocents’ on April 2. Whitaker Welch scored a game-high nine goals for the Wolves, while teammate Emma Kate Means had five scores. Annie Parker had six goals and three assists for the Golden Bears, with teammates Brooke Lindner and Kate Waters notching three and two goals, respectively. Holy Innocents’ visits Decatur April 11 and Wesleyan travels to McIntosh the same day.

Wesleyan’s boys’ team was also victorious over Holy Innocents’ in a home tilt April 2 by the score of 12-3. Davis Chapman had four goals and two assists for the Wolves, while teammate Vance Nicklaus also posted a hat trick with three goals in addition to two assists. Other major contributors for Wesleyan were Ethan Conley with two goals and Miller Thomason and Cardo Gottlich with six ground balls each. Jake Hodgson had two goals for the Golden Bears and goalkeeper Andersson James posted 14 saves. Next up for Holy Innocents’ will be a home contest against Fellowship Christian April 11, and Wesleyan hosts Trinity Christian School the same day.

The Lovett boys’ team earned a 17-5 home victory over Wesleyan March 30. The Lions will visit Pace April 12.

Lovett’s girls’ squad beat 19-5 Woodward on the road March 26. Ruth McCrady and Hadley Griggs each had four goals for the Lions, and Evelyn McCrady posted a hat trick. Isa Williams and Dotsie Jones both scored two goals for Lovett, which hosts Marist April 12. The War Eagles defeated Mount Pisgah Christian 20-4 March 30.

Marist’s boys’ team defeated Woodward at home 8-6 April 2. The War Eagles host Baylor (Tennessee) April 11.

The Westminster boys’ team earned a 16-4 home win over Grady March 26 and will visit Blessed Trinity April 10. The Wildcats’ girls’ team fell at home to Kell 12-10 March 29 and will host Hillgrove April 10.

Whitefield saw its boys’ team defeat Wheeler 5-1 at home March 28 as Hudson Weller, Julian Hurley, Robert Matherne and Alex Bauer were among the goal scorers for the winning team. Noah Howard had 10 saves at goalkeeper and Chris Scott grabbed seven ground balls and caused one turnover. The WolfPack followed it up with a 11-3 road win against Mount Vernon Presbyterian April 1. Whitefield hosts East Paulding April 12, and Mount Vernon welcomes in King’s Ridge April 11.

North Atlanta’s girls’ team defeated Mount Pisgah at home 16-10 March 27. The Warriors’ boys’ squad fell to Pace 9-0 at home March 29. Both North Atlanta teams visit Collins Hill April 10.

North Springs’ boys fell at home to Decatur 7-6 March 28, despite a hat trick from Jake Rubin and Carlton Colley’s two scores. The Spartans visit Campbell April 10.

Riverwood’s boys earned a 17-16 overtime road win against Sprayberry March 28, with Kavan Husney scoring the game-winning goal. The Raiders host Marietta April 11.

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