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Rosemount girls' lacrosse falls at home to Eastview

Sophomore Larisa O'Neil winds up to shoot and scores in the loss to Eastview. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Eighth-grader Sayla Lotysz was aggressive on offense and led the Irish in scoring with two goals. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

Rosemount girls' lacrosse struggled against Eastview at home on Tuesday in a 15-5 loss. The Irish were not able to get much going offensively outside of individual efforts by eighth-graders Sayla Lotysz and Emma Duchscherer and sophomores Larisa O'Neil and Delaney Smith.

The Irish trailed 5-2 at halftime, with both of their first-half goals coming on aggressive moves to the middle and great shots by Lotysz. Duchscherer scored a few minutes into the second half to make it 7-3 and O'Neil scored to keep it a four-goal deficit at 8-4. However, that was the closest Rosemount would come as the Lightning extended their lead. Smith scored the last goal for the Irish.

Eagan and Brainerd

The Irish bounced back from their loss to Eastview with consecutive wins over Eagan on Thursday and Brainerd on Friday, while also claiming the annual Clover-Cat Trophy with the win over the Wildcats. Rosemount beat Eagan 10-9 in double overtime after being tied at nine in regulation and after a scoreless first overtime. Scoring for the Irish were senior Britney Topor and Smith, each with a team-leading three goals, two from O'Neal as well as a goal each from Lotysz and Duchsherer.

The next day they demolished Brainerd 17-0 with goals from nine different players. Topor led all scorers with five goals (along with two assists), Duchsherer added three goals, and both O'Neil and sophomore Taylor Janssen had two. Lotysz, sophomores Grace Willmott and Regan Hansen, senior Claire Boyum and sophomore Gianna Freking all had one goal each.

Rosemount is now 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the South Suburban Conference. The Irish hosted Shakopee on Tuesday, May 8, and then travel to Lakeville South on Thursday and Woodbury on Friday.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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