Players on Xavier Prep’s club lacrosse team have their helmets, sticks and knee pads ready to go as the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association Division 2 playoffs get under way starting on Tuesday (May 4).
The Gators are coming off one of their strongest finishes, winning six in a row down the stretch before falling to Gilbert Higley 14-10 in the regular-season finale on Friday night (April 30).
That put XCP’s record at 8-6, and sets up a rematch against the Blue team from Phoenix Pinnacle on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner would go on to play for the division title on May 7 at Higley. The Pinnacle Blue team defeated Xavier 10-8 on March 22.
Xavier’s scoring list is paced by four prolific underclassmen – sophomores Keilani Hong, Joan Walton and Gigi Riviere and freshman McKenna Boyer.