Upper Arlington News:
Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta
does not consider her teams two Division I state
tournament games to be the prettiest contests the
Golden Bears have played.
she and her players care is another matter.
took advantage of strong midfield play in the state
final against Cincinnati Sycamore on May 30 at Westerville
Central, and Olivia Schildmeyer scored a game-high
five goals to propel the Bears to a 12-8 victory and
the programs sixth state championship.
did a lot of things well, just (in terms of) handling
pressure, Pinta said. It certainly wasnt
our best game. We needed to play the best midfield
transition game we could and I do think we did that.
We beat them in the midfield.
that aspect, we played one of the better games we
Schildmeyer added two goals and goalkeeper Maureen
Kleinhenz made eight saves for UA, which finished
the season with 19 consecutive wins after a 0-2 start.
Bears also won state championships in 2002, 2004,
2005, 2008 and 2013.
Goodyear and Eva Thorn each scored three goals for
Sycamore, which finished 17-4.
Aviators had early leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but Olivia
Schildmeyer scored three consecutive goals to break
a 2-all tie late in the first half and added another
score on a set play to make it 8-3 at halftime.
also won 13 of 19 draws with Stanford recruit Molly
a semifinal May 29 at Central, the Bears beat Medina