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Lacrosse ends on high note for Pleasanton high schools

Original post made on Jun 10, 2010

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 Lax Mom
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:24 am

What a season for both Pleasanton HS. Can't wait until next year


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

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Great job Foothill!


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Posted by Love Lax
a resident of Another Pleasanton 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."


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Posted by amazon
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
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!


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Posted by Love Lax
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Right... great going, girls! (And please, PW staff - take note for the future, maybe?)


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jun 14, 2010 at 2:09 am

Can someone remind me why a private school is allowed to compete in a public school league without having to abide by their rules and regulations?


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Posted by SportsFan
a resident of Another Pleasanton 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!