Quick Strike: Covenant girls lacrosse jumps on Fredericksburg Academy early

Photo by Bart Isley

With 14 games on the schedule — and just five or six of those at home — Covenant girls lacrosse’s talented but young squad has to make the most of every single opportunity they get to show out. 


So far, so good.


The Eagles went to work Wednesday and wasted little time building a sizeable lead over Fredericksburg Academy en route to a 20-3 victory. 


The win pushed Covenant to 5-1 with the lone loss coming at the hands of Division I Trinity Episcopal by just a single goal. It’s also the third time in six games that the Eagles’ explosive and efficient offense has reached 20 goals. 


The Eagles got there with a three-headed scoring monster. Delaney Poindexter notched six goals and an assist, Margaret Ann-Graves scored five goals and an assist and eighth grader Kerrigan Poindexter scored four goals and dished out two assists. All three were extremely efficient too, with Delaney Poindexter needing just seven shots to score six goals, Kerrigan Poindexter needing just five shots to score four goals and Graves needing just eight shots to score five goals. 


The Poindexters combined for 16 draw controls as well while Kerrigan Poindexter and Graves each picked up six ground balls. 


Cara Hamil, Peyton Garber, Anna Kate Simpson, Jenna Gilliam and Lina Touririne each chipped in a goal as well with Simpson, Touririne notching an assist each while Hamil dished out two. 


In the cage, Katy Varaksa was working with a lead essentially from the jump and she made it hold up with seven saves and just the three goals allowed.