Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead

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Members of the LRHS girls lacrosse team are staying in shape despite the cancellation of their season.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the end of an online school year quickly approaches and sports cancellations come into realization, the LRHS girls lacrosse teams refuse to let quarantine keep them out of shape.

More than two months ago the school year seemingly came to a screeching halt.  One group most affected were athletes, who would go from having practice every day to no practices at all.

In hopes of a resumed season, the varsity girls lacrosse team continued to follow a set of at-home workouts suggested by their coach. Unfortunately, all the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) cancelled high school sports.

With the cancellation of the season, and boredom setting in, some of the girls decided to take matters of staying in shape into their own hands.

“I miss the season and team a lot, but I’ve been trying to go on weekly runs to keep in shape and prepare myself for when we can get into our next season,” said junior Erika Lyvers.

Other players have picked up other hobbies to try to keep their muscles moving.

Junior Kora Turner has been exercising by going for rides on her longboard, “I’ve been longboarding a lot recently and it’s a fun way to keep myself moving and relax at the same time.”

It has been a hard couple of months, but the girls continue to keep their heads up and prepare themselves for when they’ll be able to play on the field again.

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