By Joe Naiman
Girls high school lacrosse games utilize 25-minute halves, and at the end of 50 minutes of play the team with the better bench depth often prevails. That has been a problem for Ramona High School’s team this year.
“We have a really small team, so we kind of have some trouble,” said co-captain Mady Stone.
The Bulldogs’ roster has 15 girls, but due to injuries Ramona typically has between 12 and 14 players each game, including the 12 on the field.
“It’s really hard with how many girls we have. If we had more girls we’d be a lot stronger, but we do have a lot of strength for how small our team is and we definitely don’t go down without a fight,” Stone said.
Ramona’s record fell to 4-12, including 1-7 in Valley League competition, with league losses April 23 at Del Norte and April 26 at home against Mt. Carmel.
“They were really tough competitors for us, so it’s not a very hard loss, I guess, because we did do our best,” said Stone.
Del Norte triumphed by a 15-8 score while Mt. Carmel garnered a 19-6 victory.
“We were able to hold our own for the first half,” Stone said.
The Bulldogs conclude their regular season Thursday at San Dieguito Academy and Friday at Mission Hills.