Galena rallies for girls lacrosse win over Douglas
March 11, 2017
The Douglas girls lacrosse club simply could not have asked for a better start Thursday afternoon in its home debut against Galena.
After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter, however, the first-year Douglas team found the going much more difficult as five-time defending High Sierra Lacrosse League champion Galena rallied to secure a 12-3 victory before a crowd of more than 50 spectators at Gardnerville Elementary School.
Despite the final score, coach Daunelle Wulstein couldn't have been happier with the team's effort.
"I'm very happy with the way they played," she said. "The girls showed up and they put the pressure on from the start. This was a completely different team from the one that took the field on Tuesday."
Douglas had opened its season two days before with a 13-4 loss in which Desert Oasis Charter School in Fallon struck for three goals in the opening minutes.
This time, Kat Wulstein scored to give Douglas a 1-0 lead and Amber Long, an eighth grade student, added another to make it 2-0. Galena came back to score three times in the final three minutes of the first quarter to take the lead. Wulstein, a senior at Douglas High School, scored three goals and Abby Jens had another Tuesday at Fallon.
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Wulstein scored again in the game's closing minutes. Grace Brooks, Peri Buck, Jens and Long all had shots on goal in the fourth quarter. Douglas took seven shots on goal overall.
"It was so much fun to see them play like that against a team like Galena," coach Wulstein said.
Douglas plays again on Thursday at Damonte Ranch in Reno.
The Douglas club received an assist in its debut from High Sierra Lacrosse in the form of a $5,500 grant/loan. "We're paying back half of that," coach Wulstein said. "This is such a big help because we want to keep this program going for years to come."