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Spartans take to the offensive

MILFORD – Defending its home turf Friday, the Milford High girls lacrosse team hit the vacation week on a high, knocking off Inter-Lakes, 12-7.

The Spartan girls dominated the field with scores by Ashley Wilder, Emily Flaherty, Sophia Renda, Kylie Greska and Elizabeth Paul.

“Ashley has an amazing lacrosse IQ,” said coach Betsey Kallfelz about leading scorer Ashley Wilder.

Wilder netted four goals in the win.

With great help from her teammates, Milford moved the ball down the field consistently, working hard to keep it out of the possession of the visitors.

Within the first few games, the girls have already made noticeabl

improvements.

“We’ve improved a lot from preseason to now, our ground balls have gotten so much better,” said Wilder after the win.

Transitioning through the season, Wilder mentioned a few techniques that they will be working to perfect.

“Going forward we need to keep working on our passes, our transition needs work, and getting the ball from the defense to midfield,” the senior tri-captain said.

“Today’s win was very important coming off a really bad loss against Derryfield on Wednesday,” said Kallfelz.

The win made the Milford mark, 2-2, injecting confidence into the group as it moves forward.

Kallfelz creates practice plans based around what skills needed improvement in the previous game.

“Mr. Vetack and I are a good team. I see the big picture and he sees the small things which is really good,” she said.

“Key to my defense would be Lauren Stec and Mykaela Cederberg and Sydney Bailey.

“I have a lot of skill in attack. I have Alexa Wilder, Ashley Wilder, Sierra Chaput, Kylie Greska.

“I have a lot to pick from on attack.”

Kallfelz is proud of all the strong players her team consists of.

Following the break, Milford returns to action on Monday, April 29 at home against Kearsarge.

The heart of the season then extends through May as Milford plans to make a push for potential Division III playoff action.

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