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By David Allen
WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougars women’s lacrosse team held their first game Tuesday against Enloe.
The Cougars sadly suffered from first game jitters and the game ended 3-12.
“I’m excited — this is my third year teaching and since I’ve been here teaching I have been pushing for this program,” said lacrosse coach Laura Pierrie.
“As a new coach, I feel very supported here thanks to Mike Joyner, our athletic director, and we have 40 girls on the team, so that’s fantastic.”
The team is brand new to the game, but according to Pierrie, they learn quickly from their mistakes and are enthusiastic about practice.
Their original plan was to face off against Sanderson for their first match, but instead arranged to play against Enloe.
While the game didn’t end the way they had hoped, Pierrie is excited and expects that once the team finds their confidence, they’ll be winning games left and right.
Erin Cima, a freshman, scored twice against the Eagles. Cima is the only experienced player on the team having played lacrosse previously.
The team has been in the works since 2011, says Pierie.
“Two years ago I had some girls approach me about starting this, after they heard I used to play for Wakefield,”commented Pierrie. “So we got an interest meeting with the athletic director at the time (Daren Coe), but we had only a little bit of interest and so we held off but had practices in 2012 with maybe 6 girls coming.”
“We started practices again last year and had workouts twice a week and had 14
girls. We declared the team in September and had tryouts with 40 girls coming out.
With history now made, the newest edition to Wake Forest athletics looks to make a name for itself in the coming years.
The Cougars will play at Broughton Friday at 6 p.m.