ABBY ROAD: Hun School girls’ lacrosse player Abby O’Brien, right, heads upfield last Friday against a Blair Academy defender. Freshman attacker O’Brien tallied six goals in the contest but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell 14-10. In upcoming action, Hun, who moved to 1-1 with the defeat, plays at the Pennington School on April 14 and at the Blair Academy on April 17. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
Abby O’Brien came out firing as the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team hosted Blair Academy last Friday afternoon.
Sophomore attacker O’Brien tallied three goals in the first eight minutes of the contest to help Hun jump out to a 3-1 lead.
“I was very excited; I think it is all about the timing and noticing when you have that opportunity to take the shot,” said O’Brien in assessing her hot start.
Having transferred to Hun from Montgomery High, where she never got to see the field last spring as the season was canceled due to the pandemic, O’Brien is making up for lost time.
“This is my first year of playing high school, it is my second game,” said O’Brien, who tallied four goals in her debut as Hun defeated Peddie 12-6 in its season opener on April 6.
“It is just so fun being out here with my teammates. The athletic office and the administration worked so hard for us to be able to get out here.”
Against Blair, Hun worked hard, leading 6-4 and then trailing 7-6 at halftime before the Buccaneers pulled away to a 14-10 win.
“I think there are some adjustments that we need to make on both sides,” said O’Brien, reflecting on the setback.
“We definitely fought until the end, we will be excited to get back into practice.”
O’Brien has adjusted well in making the move to Hun.
“I have a lot of family that came here, my dad came here,” said O’Brien. “It is such a great community.” more