Battle of The North Shore: Girls Lacrosse Edition


The Year

Emma Burke stays close to her New Trier rival. Thanks to the Ramblers stellar play, the girls went on to win the rivalry match.

Delaney O'Shea, Writer

Girls lacrosse (14-4) secured a hard-fought 11-9 victory over the New Trier Trevians (10-3)  this past Wednesday at Hoerster Field. The intense game was marked by impressive performances from both sides, but it was the Ramblers who ultimately emerged victorious.

The game began with both teams trading goals, as neither side was able to gain a significant advantage. However, Loyola began to pull away towards the end of the first half, thanks in part to Dooley’s scoring. The Ramblers went into halftime with a 7-4 lead.

In the second half, the Trevians fought back, scoring several quick goals to close the gap. However, Loyola was able to maintain their composure and hold on to the lead, due to the crucial saves from Boyle and dominant play from Burke. However with time running out, the Trevians made a final push, scoring several late goals to make the game interesting. Loyola’s defense held strong, and the Ramblers were able to hold their lead and secure the win.

Senior Loyola Captain Eileen Dooley, who has committed to play at Marquette, led the way for the Ramblers with some impressive goals. Dooley’s ability to find the back of the net proved to be a key factor in Loyola’s victory. 

“We worked so hard to prepare for this game, obviously the stakes were high, it’s New Trier,” said Dooley. “I’m just so happy we were able to stand our ground.”

Meanwhile, junior Emma Burke, a U-Michigan commit, dominated the draw for the Ramblers. Burke’s athleticism and precision helped Loyola maintain possession for much of the game, giving them numerous scoring opportunities.

Loyola’s goalie Tia Boyle also played a crucial role in the victory, making several impressive saves throughout the game. Boyle’s quick reflexes and ability to anticipate shots helped keep the Trevians at bay.

Despite the loss, New Trier Captain Kennedy Meier had a notable game, demonstrating her skill and leadership on the field. Meier’s performance helped keep the Trevians in the game until the final whistle.

After the game, Loyola Assistant Coach Laine Dolan praised the team’s performance, noting the contributions of offensive and defensive players. “We knew this was going to be a tough game, but the girls stepped up and played well,” Dolan said. “We’re proud of the way they fought and the way they executed our game plan.”

The Ramblers will look to build on this victory as they continue their season, while the Trevians will look to bounce back in their next game. Both teams showed impressive skill and determination in Wednesday’s game, making it a thrilling match for fans and players.