Lacrosse season ends in glory

The girls lacrosse team won the CIF City Championship game for the third time.
Jomari Reyes
The girls lacrosse team won the CIF City Championship game for the third time.

Andrea Escamilla and April Serrano , 17-year-old attackers on the lacrosse varsity team,  have won the City Championship for the third time with Birmingham Community Charter High School.

“I feel accomplished winning the City Championship again because we are keeping our title,” Serrano said. “We show that we are good and a tough team to beat.”

Serrano joined when she was in her freshman year and Escamilla decided to join her best friend Serrano in her sophomore year. Escamilla and Serrano both play attack on the field, but Escamilla misses her previous position.

“I do like the position I play, I liked it better when I played midfield when I was in junior varsity,” Escamilla said. “ When playing midfield , you can play both defense and offense.”

In the final of the City Championship, Birmingham girls’ lacrosse team went against their rival Palisades, who they had lost to before, 6-5. The Patriots were able to get a 5-0 halftime lead and then in the second half, they gained two more points. In the end, they were able to redeem themselves by scoring 7-3 against Palisades and were able to win the City Championship for the third consecutive time .

“ I feel accomplished when I win a game against a hard team because it shows we have improved as a team and we are getting better,” Serrano said.

The Birmingham girls’ lacrosse team was able to earn a place at the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section tournament, a competition which takes the place of a CIF Southern Section Championship. The Patriots ended up in sixth place after beating West Ranch 6-5 and losing to Redondo Union.

“Advice I would give would be never give up because life itself is a competition and you have to try your hardest,” Escamilla said.