Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead 

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls and boys lacrosse teams started their seasons this past Saturday, Feb. 13 at the annual Lax Against Leukemia tournament.

The girls’ varsity team won two games against Mitchell High School and Tampa Catholic High School but a game against Sickles High School, leaving them with a 2-1 record for the day.

The girls junior varsity (JV) team lost their games against Cardinal Mooney High School and Tampa Catholic.

The boys teams won against Sun Lake High School and Steinbrenner High School, tied against Alonso High School and then lost to them.

Unfortunately, the boys junior varsity (JV) team was not able to play in the tournament.

While the games do not count in the teams’ official records, the tournament is the teams’ way of getting some game experience and to help raise money for those in need.

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Senior Erika Lyvers said, “It was a little bittersweet because it was my fourth and final year going to the tournament, but it was just as much fun as always! It is so cool that we get to play and have fun and do a little good at the same time.”

The boys’ varsity and JV teams will have their first games away on Tuesday, Feb. 16 against Riverview Sarasota High School.

JV plays first at 5 p.m. and varsity follows at 7 p.m.

The girls’ varsity team have their first game scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Sarasota.

The JV team’s first game is not until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 against Cardinal Mooney.