ST. ALBANS — Head Coach Jamie Greene and assistant coach Dave Lewellyn had led their 2022 Lady Buccaneers lacrosse team to an impressive 12-1 leading up to the Friday, April 22 scheduled road trip to face off against the St. Albans High School Red Dragons.
Senior Miranda Greene, West Virginia’s #1-ranked girls college lacrosse prospect as rated by MaxPreps.com, continues to make her case to repeat as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, as she led her team to their second consecutive win after suffering their first and only loss of the season to Fairmont Senior back on Friday, April 15. Greene, a versatile, multi-positional threat, can fill roles as either an attacker or midfielder and still maintain her lethality on the offensive end. So far this season, Greene is averaging a team-high 6 goals per game, on top of her duties as one of the team’s primary playmakers, leading the team by averaging just a shade over an assist a game at 1.1 per contest. The senior met her averages against St. Albans, scoring 7 goals and recording an assist was the tip of the spear for the Lady Bucs attack, making her presence known as she lived up to her reputation as one the state’s premier lacrosse talents in leading the Lady Bucs to a 17-6 win.
Fellow senior Gaidian Adams posted one of her strongest outings of the 2022 campaign by scoring 4 goals. Adams acted as the perfect complement to Greene on both offense and defense. In addition to being an outstanding complementary scorer for the Lady Bucs’ attack, Adams was also one of the team’s most consistent defenders, fielding 11 ground balls and forcing two Red Dragon turnovers.
Both senior Reese Hutson and sophomore Kendall Defibaugh added 3 goals apiece to round out list of scoring players for the Lady Bucs against St. Albans. Defibaugh dished out an assist, joining Greene as the only other Lady Bucs to record an assist against the Red Dragons.
Sophomore Kaylee Black defensive prowess jumps off the stat sheet, with the defender fielding as many ground balls as Adams (11), in addition to causing four Red Dragon turnovers. Black was a disruptive force that consistently won her one-on-one positional battles on the defensive end against St. Albans.
Sophomore Emma Corder got the starting nod tending the net for coach Greene’s Lady Bucs against St. Albans. The sophomore goalie turned in a strong, complete 50-minute performance in which she only allowed six goals on nine shot attempts on goal from the Red Dragons. While the Lady Bucs attack kept the Red Dragons largely on the defensive for most of the game, the few times that they threatened to score, Corder usually answered the call and came up with a timely save. Corder’s strong play protecting the net for the Lady Bucs allowing their lethal offensive attack to extend their early lead into a large cushion that helped them fend off any potential late push for the lead by St. Albans.