The Durham Academy girls lacrosse team made “Senior Day” extra special last week for its six seniors.
The Cavaliers defeated Wilmington Cape Fear in convincing fashion, 20-2, on Friday for their seventh straight win.
DA hasn’t lost since losing its first two nonconference matches of the season to Texas’ Coppell High and Virginia’s St. Anne’s Belfield School.
“We are a different team,” head coach Debbie Rebosa said. “The first two games were against out-of-state teams in higher divisions to help us during the conference season. We are a small team but we are moving on up.”
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The Cavaliers (7-2, 7-0) were undefeated in their conference with five games remaining. Friday’s 20 goals tied for the most scored this season so far. DA defeated East Chapel Hill 20-12 on April 7.
Sophomore Hannah Pope and senior Chloe Lewis scored two goals each within three minutes and the rout was on.
Pope recorded four goals in the first period to lead DA to a 15-2 halftime lead. Lewis, Madison Dunk, Jordan Barry and Leander Perun also scored multiple goals.
“The seniors have become great leaders, and they have taken the underclassmen under their wings,” Rebosa said. “They believe in themselves and as a team.”
DA’s Barry back from tour
Although she’s playing lacrosse, Stanford recruit Barry took her field hockey skills on a weeklong trip (April 4-10) to Belgium with the Junior National Team.
Barry joined 17 other young women named to the U19 roster
“Spending a week in a foreign country helped bond our team together like nothing else,” she said. “On this trip I was able to make long-lasting friendships. This combination of both representing the United States and becoming close with girls from all across the country is truly what made this trip unforgettable.”
The squad played three games: a win against Club Push in Holland, followed by two games versus the U19 Belgian national team, which resulted in a tie and a loss.
Barry is a three-time NFHCA All-America, a two-time Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Association Player of the Year, and she has twice been named Durham Academy’s most valuable player.
Spring fling and golf
▪ Durham Academy will host its annual Spring Fling on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Upper School Fields, where five varsity sports will be going on during that time.
The Parent Athletic Committee will be selling hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks to support athletics.
▪ DA’s 15th annual golf tourney is scheduled for May 7 at Croasdaile Country Club.
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The playing fee is $350, of which $200 is tax deductible. But sponsorships are 100 percent deductible.
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