The Lady Bucs had an undeniably successful season this year under the management of Head Coach Christina Beach. Advancing to the the Semi-Final Round of the DIAA State Tournament, the Lady Bucs gave it their all on the field from the beginning of the season to the final game. From a losing season (7-11) in 2011, the Lady Bucs were able to improve their record to 12-6 and compete in the State Tournament.
On Tuesday, May 29 the Lady Bucs faced Polytech in the DIAA State Tournament Quarter-Final Round. Losing to the Panthers 11-1 earlier this season, the Lady Bucs took the field with something to prove. With great defensive play, the Bucs advanced to the next round of the tournament by defeating Polytech 1-0.
“It was a huge game for us,” commented Coach Beach. “I think that our girls always believed that they could beat Polyteach. It was a different game all together from earlier in the season.”
During the Quarter-Final Round against Polytech, Kate Richard scored the loan run to advance the girls to the Semi-Final Round of the tournament. Richards was hit to home with help by her teammate Kylie Nelson.
Senior, Alyssa "Lou-Lou" Sanders, slap-bunting for a base hit during Polytech game. Sent in by Chuck Campbell
On Thursday, May 31 the Lady Bucs faced off against Sussex Tech in the Semi-Final Round of the DIAA State Tournament. The Bucs lost in that round with a 0-3 defeat that ended their season earlier than they hoped. With a 12-6 record and a trip to the Semi-Final DIAA State Tournament Round the Lady Bucs had a great season and look to become a consistently tough team in their division and across the state of Delaware.
“this season was a huge success and the girls really turned it around by working together,” commented Coach beach. “Next season we will have to move some people around and continue coming together as a team. We will really work on developing our skills and improve on taking it one day at a time.”
Seniors Savannah Becker and Alyssa Sanders have both received athletic scholarships to compete at the collegiate level next year. Savannah Becker was offered a scholarship to play softball at James Madison University in Virginia and Alyssa Sanders received a scholarship from the University or Delaware for women’s swimming.