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High school girls lacrosse

Field day: Windjammers put on clinic, sail to lopsided first win

To open season, Camden Hills receives plenty of offensive input from many players against Erskine Academy
By Ken Waltz | Apr 16, 2021
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Ava Baeza, right, battles for control of the ball against Erskine Academy on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. The host Windjammers beat the Eagles of South China 16-0.

Rockport — What a way to start the campaign.

After not being able to play in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Camden Hills girls lacrosse team apparently had considerable pent up energy on Thursday afternoon, April 15 as the Windjammers put on an offensive clinic — especially passing the ball — en route to a 16-0 season-opening win over visiting Erskine Academy of South China.

The Windjammers, guided by veteran coach Wade Ward, scored early and often and led 12-0 at halftime.

Watch video and see 60 photos below.

Camden Hills includes Ruby Cohen, Ava Baeza, Ella Cloutier, Anya Babb-Brott, Mary-Kate Pons, Lucy Cohen, Anna Griebel, Caroline Contento, Sofia Mott, Jaden Johnson, Ella Powers, Paige Chester, Alexa Cazemajou, Anna Hildreth, Maddie Boetsch, Hailey Jones, Isabella Ward, Georgia Heintzman, Eve Dove, Althea Dayhoof, Zola Roberts, Grace Cody, McKinley Boetsch and Eliana Cortese.

On Thursday, many Windjammers got into the offensive act, led by Griebel (2 goals, assist), Mott (goal, assist), Bella Ward (2 assists), Cazemajou (3 goals, assist), Contento (4 goals), Babb-Brott (3 goals, 4 assists), Johnson (goal) and Baeza (2 goals, assist).

Camden Hills goalie Maddie Boetsch made three saves.

Like his student-athletes, coach Ward was plenty happy to be back in action after more than a year on the sideline due to COVID-19.

“This was a beautiful, sunny, cool spring day that was long overdue,” he said. “It was amazing to have both teams on the field, fans at and around the field. The girls did a great job of playing heads-up, unselfish lacrosse. We wanted to work on moving the ball, being patient in the offense and play our game and I think they did a great job of executing what we had been working on.

"Todays game also gave us some good opportunity's to get some different looks. I can't say enough about how well the girls played on the defensive side the ball as well. The defense came up big today with some great individual and help defense. The girls did a great job of transitioning the ball and finding the open teammates.”

Coach Ward said it also was rewarding to hold a separate junior varsity competition. “The jayvee games are incredibly important for newer players to get their feet wet using skills that they have been working hard in practice at," he said.

Coach Ward said he was impressed with the play and speed of the jayvee game.

“Overall, I was grateful for the opportunity to see these girls back on the field with competition in front of their families,” he said.

Erskine Academy at Camden Hills girls lacrosse
Camden Hills hosts Erskine Academy on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport.
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Erskine Academy at Camden Hills on April 15 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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