The Cavaliers girls lacrosse team rebounded from a season-opening loss with an exhilarating 19–18 win over longtime rival Robinson Wednesday night at Woodson’s Pat Cunningham Stadium.
Woodson's match against Robinson will go down as one of the highest scoring and most exciting games in the long history of the Cavs-Rams rivalry. The visiting Rams jumped out to an early lead and controlled play most of the first half. With a halftime lead, Robinson seemed on pace to earn its first win of the season after suffering several tough losses against a demanding early season schedule.
The Cavs regrouped in the second half before taking an 18 – 16 lead late in the game. Then, holding the narrow lead, the Cavaliers tried to slow the pace of the game and escape with the win, but Robinson battled back, scoring two late goals to tie the game at 18–18 with a little over two minutes to play. The Cavaliers notched the game-winning goal with under two minutes to go and then held on for the hard fought win.
Woodson's victory sends the Cavaliers off on a positive note to their spring break tournament in Orlando, Fla. where they will face top high school teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Northern Virginia.
The Cavaliers return home in April after the break to face South County in a Friday the 13th night home game at Pat Cunningham Stadium.