(MIDLOTHIAN, VA) — The Pride avenged two separate 1 goal losses to the Command in 2018 by coming out on top 18-5 on June 15th at IWLCA’s Champions Cup. Led by attackers Halle Majorana and Alex Aust, the Pride set a new program record for goals in a game.
The Pride out-powered the Command every quarter (5-1, 4-0, 4-3, 5-1), setting the pace for the game from the get go, with Sydney Pirreca scoring :37 seconds into the game. Virtually every attacking player on the Pride tallied a point, led by Majorana (4g, 3a), Aust (4g), Mollie Stevens (3g), Katie Kerrigan (3a), Pirreca (2g) Olivia Home (2a), SammyJo Tracy (2g), Shelby Fredericks (1a), and Molly Hulseman (1a). Named player of the game, Majorana scored the first 2 point goal of the WPLL season. The Command were led by #2 overall pick in the 2019 WPLL College Draft Kenzie Kent, who finished her first game as a pro with 2 goals and a game high 5 ground balls.
Even more special than the high scoring game was the crowd gathered at Champions Cup. Over 1,500 fans from across the country surrounded the field, cheering on their favorite professional players. As the league continues to grow, we look forward to connecting with even more fans.
About the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League
Founded in 2017 by 4x All-American, and two-time World Champion Michele DeJuliis, the WPLL is a professional league made up of 125 of the top post-collegiate female lacrosse players in the world and a youth development league connecting with the top high school players in the country. For both our professional and our youth players, the WPLL prioritizes character development as a means to excel in life on and off the field. The WPLL uses lacrosse as a vehicle to provide girls with skills that allow them to not only become better athletes, but also grow into confident and brave women. Thanks to a partnership with ESPN, in 2019 fans can tune in to all regular season WPLL games on ESPN3 and the Championship on ESPNU. For more information, visit prowomenslax.com, and follow on social media:
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