TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur High School girls lacrosse team (5-0) welcomed the St. Albans Red Dragons to Tennerton this past Friday, April 1. The Lady Bucs, led by returning all-purpose U.S. Lacrosse All-American senior Miranda Greene, have gotten off to a blazing hot start for the 2022 season.
As a team, Head Coach Jamie Greene’s Lady Bucs’ attack was relentless all game long, outpacing St. Albans by a 42-2 margin in terms of shots on goal. Nineteen of the Lady Bucs 42 shot attempts found the back of the net, racking up an impressive 45.2% shot percentage en route to an 18-point, 19-1 victory over the Red Dragons.
Greene played up to her reputation as one of the top lacrosse prospects in the Mountain state, scoring 6 goals on 9 shot attempts on goal. Green also fielded 4 ground balls to lead the Lady Bucs’ offensive barrage.
Sophomore Kendall Defibaugh scored 5 goals on 8 shots attempts on goal. Defibaugh also contributed on the defensive end, fielding 3 ground balls. Senior Hannah Walton scored 3 goals on a team high 12 shot attempts on goal. Walton also fielded a team high 5 ground balls. Senior Kierra Arbogast netted 3 goals on 5 shot attempts on goal. Arbogast also was active in the field department, fielding 3 ground balls and forcing a team high 3 turnovers. This trio perfectly complemented Greene to head the Lady Buccaneers potent offensive attack.
Freshman Kendall Hafner and Kaylee O’Conner had one goal apiece. O’Conner came away with a ground ball. Sophomore defender Kaylee Black fielded 4 ground balls and was disruptive defensively all game, coming away with a steal. Junior defender Paula Vaughn fielded 3 ground balls, freshman Rylee Carr fielded 2 ground balls, senior Gaidian Adams fielded 2 ground balls, while Shaylee Hitt and Mashae Bowser both fielded a single ground ball apiece to round out the stats for the Lady Buccaneers against St. Albans.
Sophomore goalie Haylea Crihfield got the start tending the net for the Lady Bucs. While the Lady Bucs attack kept the ball on the other end for the majority of the game, only facing 2 shots on goal, in total, Crihfield came away with save and only allowed 1 goal in 48 minutes of play.
The win moved the Lady Bucs to a perfect 6-0 on the season. Coach Greene must be pleased with the way his team has dominated the time of possession in the early stretch of the season. They will look to keep the positive momentum building as they begin to enter the body of their schedule.