Milton Remains Perfect With 21-8 Win Over Blessed Trinity
In a battle of two of Georgia's top girls lacrosse teams, the Milton Eagles, with no losses on the season, hosted the Blessed Trinity Titans, who came into the match up with only one loss this year. The Titans would strike first scoring the first goal within minutes of the game's start, but the Eagles would respond with a 5-0 run, that included two of Maddie Dora's seven goals, to take a 5-1 lead. Blessed Trinity would manage to cut the Eagles lead down to 5-3 after scoring on back to back goals, but that would only spark another Milton run, this time a 5-1 run and Milton would have an 11-4 lead at the half.
The second half would start off just as the first half did and that would be with Blessed Trinity scoring first thanks to a goal off of a free position shot by Reese Hart as the Titans trailed 11-5. Unfortunately for Blessed Trinity though, they would see the Eagles tack on three more goals to take a 14-5 lead and when the Titans made it a 14-6 game, the Eagles would respond with a 7-2 run to close out the game with a 21-8 win to improve to 9-0 on the season.
Following the match up, Milton head coach, Tim Godby said he felt his girls second half performance was a result of them getting "more comfortable" and they they "figured out what was working well for them." He also noted that as they head down the stretch of the regular season, in order for them to have a successful post-season and potentially bring home their 14th Georgia High School Association state championship, he like to see them perform better defensively. "We did some good things, but we got some work to do," Godby said of the Eagles defense against Blessed Trinity. He added that offensively, "we need to be a little more patient and take what the defense can give us and not rushing. But overall, we're getting there."
Coach Godby also touched on the fact that despite the team having 10 seniors, with the 2020 season being cut short early due to COVID-19, the team essentially is a young team. "We really only have about five girls with significant playing time coming into the season," Godby stated, so he feels that they can only get better as they go. Watch highlights from the game and post-game interview with Milton's Coach Tim Godby below now!