In a defensive-dominated game, the San Marcos girls lacrosse team fell to El Camino Real, 3-2. on Tuesday at Warkentin Stadium.

San Marcos had two early chances but failed to score.

“First, if we catch and finish on our first two entry passes to start off, then it’s a completely different game,” said San Marcos coach Paul Ramsey. “Those are like layups in basketball and generally we score on those.”  

Thanks to the play of junior goalie Shana Friedenberg and the defense, San Marcos trailed only 2-0 at halftime. Friedenberg made five of her nine saves in the first half.

El Camino goal Lauren Asrilant frustrated the Royals with six saves in the first half.

San Marcos outscored El Camino 2-1 in the second half and had an apparent goal not called by the officials.  

“In that tight a game you need one of the officials to recognize that was a goal,” said  Ramsey, “but everyone can’t see everything, so we did not get credit for that score.

“I thought the whole second half we were about to complete a comeback and any time we were about to go on a scoring run and get it,” added Ramsey.  “That’s the best our defense has played and the girls kept competing but we came up just short.”

San Marcos drops to 4-2 and plays next at Royal on Thursday in a 5:30pm game.  

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