Lacrosse ends on high note for Pleasanton high schools Sports, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:24 am
Foothill High varsity lacrosse team prevailed against Amador Valley, 8-4, in the North Coast Section semifinals held at Foothill the evening of May 26. Two days later the Falcons faced De La Salle in a hard-fought championship game that ended 11-10 in favor of the Spartans. Photos by Chris Scott/www.CalSportsPhoto.com.
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Posted by Love Lax, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Yes, great job for both teams. However (and not to sound like a broken record), there ARE two other varsity lacrosse teams in town -- the girls' teams, which also played very well. The article should really read:
"Foothill High boys' varsity lacrosse team prevailed against Amador Valley, 8-4, in the North Coast Section semifinals held at Foothill the evening of May 26."
Posted by amazon, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:44 am
totally agree with Love Lax. The AV girls varsity lax team also went to the NCS final game, and also was the runner-up to the finalist winner (MV) - same finish level as the Foothill boys team. Somehow that same accomplishment didn't get the same visibility.
Additionally, the Foothill girls varsity lax team made it to the NCS semi-finals, losing to the eventual champ (MV). Great NCS finishes for both hs girls teams!
Posted by SportsFan, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm
It is my opinion that the womens lacrosse program doesn't garner as much attention as the mens program because it is just not as exciting to watch. I believe the Title IX legislation was a huge victory for anyone concerned with equal rights. It was absolutely a step in the right direction. But with that said, it is hard for spectators of sports to get past the fact that mens sports are played a higher level. Take a look at the WNBA and their leagues success and exposure. Its not that they aren't great athletes, its just that if I am going to spend some of my valuable time watching a sporting event, I'd prefer to watch the highest level of competition available. Anyways, Congrats to all of the local teams for doing so well this season!