By Kervy Robles, Sports Editor
Oklahoma Baptist Lacrosse team welcomed a new season under the direction of head coach Jordan Beech.
It is only the beginning, but the Lady Bison face a new campaign with a strong sense of determination.
“Our goal as a team is to ‘fight for it’ our expectation,” junior Allison Ingrim said.
“It is to fight for every groundball, every goal, and every win. Nothing is handed to us because we work hard and fight for everything,” Ingrim said.
The Lady Bison recognized that coach Beech has a significant role inside the team during this season.
“We had the same coach for last season and this season for the first time in the program,” Ingrim said.
“Coach Beech genuinely cares about every one of us. I believe we will have a better year because we have a coach expects a lot from us and pushes us.”
The lacrosse team has already played three games showing numerous strengths.
“We really have been working together as a team,” freshman Breanna Wichert said.
“Also our team energy and intensity has been way up. We go into games wanting a win, fired up, and ready to give it all we had.”
Young prospects, like freshman Wichert, take a fundamental role in the growth of this program.
“I always try to contribute a positive attitude,” Wichert said. “I will always give my 100 percent effort to help my team win.”
Last Saturday, the Lady Bison hosted Missouri Valley in their home opener match of the season in front of a record crowd.
“A lot of us struggled to find our shot in the first half,” sophomore Alexis Martin said. “Our defense was doing better and we were slowly getting the ball on our side of the field.”
Missouri Valley fought and caused troubles to the Lady Bison in the first half, however OBU came out tougher in the second period.
“We knew we had it in the bag after the first 10 minutes of the second half,” Martin said. “Our offense was making the plays, and we were able to pull out of it and do better with our shooting.”
As a result, OBU earned a triumph over Missouri Valley for 13-4 with remarkable performances of Martin (three goals), Wichert (three goals), Ingrim (two goals) and defender Savannah Tompkins (two goals).
“As a defender, I usually do not have the opportunity to score goals,” Tompkins said. “I am glad I have a team that can be flexible and create the right situations for that to happen.”
With the victory, the Lady Bison is optimistic toward upcoming games.
“This win is very important for us,” Tompkins said. “It gives us the momentum to come out on Friday and work hard.”
Oklahoma Baptist lacrosse team, with a 2-1 record, will face University of Saint Mary (Kansas) Friday 6 p.m. at the OBU Lacrosse Complex.
Come out and support the Lady Bison.