Written by Evalyn Li
With a current record of 8-2 wins to loses, the girls’ lacrosse team seeks greater challenge.
Senior co-captain Janis Iourovitski smiled as she talked about the back-and-forth throughout the game against Los Gatos at their home field. After winning by one point, co- captain junior Emily Axtell concurred that winning with her team is the most satisfactory feeling. Having started the season strong, they hope to continue in that direction. Axtell says a specific goal is to win against Paly. “During practice, we are really working on catching our passes and making sure we’re really clean because that’s something we mess up on often,” she said.
Coach Doug Arakawa notes that Gunn has lost to Paly the past two seasons and Gunn is continuously working on strengthening its mid eld and attack. “The overall skill level of the team is probably the best I’ve seen since I started coaching here,” Arakawa said.
“Our goal is to get back into the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals and hopefully win the league tournament this year,” Iourovitski said.
Iourouvitski sees the team’s diversity as an asset. “A lot of people can play multiple positions, so we can rotate throughout mid eld, attack and defenders.”