Mercy Varsity Lacrosse Season Ends After Loss to Ladywood


Mercy Varsity Lacrosse (MVL) lost to catholic league rival Ladywood in their first round regional game on Friday, ending their 2014 season. After a fierce battle, the Marlins fell short, losing 13-9.

Commendable contributions were made by seniors Lexi Kahler, Tori Sullivan, and Erica Allor along with juniors Brooke Ottaway, Bella Shrader, Kaleigh Beauregard, and Kelly Jahnke. However, the overall respectable team effort was not enough to further MVL in the post-season.

Sophomore Bianca Berger, an avid Mercy athletics supporter, cheered on MVL from the sidelines throughout the season. Berger commented on MVL’s fight and recollected on an unfortunate truth in athletics.

“They had a tough, fought-out game today,” said Berger. “It was close and neck-and-neck until the very end, but they just fell a little short. But that happened at the [Breslin Center for basketball] and it happens in all sports.”

All season, the Marlins faced tough competition including Bloomfield Hills Marian, Grosse Pointe South, and Cranbrook. Additionally, MVL had to overcome a hectic schedule full of rain-outs and game cancellations. The Marlins end their season with a record of 5-7-1.

Berger said she enjoyed watching MVL this season through all the wins and losses. Next year she says she hopes to attend more games.

“Overall it was a great season to watch,” said Berger. “It was a tough season for them; they had some challenging games both away and at home. Honestly being the sports enthusiast that I am, it’s very exciting to watch Mercy sports rise and fall. Hopefully next year I will be able to come to more games, because its great to watch the girls I know play their hearts out and leave it all on the field.”