League: Girls Varsity

Girls Varsity

Riverview Rams @ Plant Panthers (FHSAA Region 3 Semi-Finals)

The Riverview Rams (11-7) traveled to Tampa in the FHSAA Region 3 Semi-Finals to play against the undefeated Plant Panthers (21-0). The Panthers dominated the game from the start, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead within the first 3 1/2 minutes of the game. By halftime, Plant had pushed their lead to 11-5. By the fourth quarter, Plant had pushed their lead to ten goals, and closed out the game with a 21-11 victory, and advancing them to the Elite 8 in the FHSAA State Championship Series, and matchup against the undefeated Manatee Hurricanes (18-0) on May 3.

Plant’s scoring was lead by Junior Ashlyn Bell with 7 goals.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by Senior midfielder, Susan Lowther with 6 goals and Junior midfielder, Caroline Steinwachs with 3 goals. Lowther finished her playing days with the Rams amassing a staggering total of 489 points (326 goals and 163 assists over 71 games).

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Sickles Gryphons vs. Riverview Rams (FHSAA Region 3 Quarterfinals)

The Riverview Rams (11-6) defeated the Sickles Gryphons (15-5) at the Ram Bowl in the FHSAA Region 3 Quarterfinals, 22-9. Riverview will move on to the Regional Semi-Finals on April 30th, to face the winner of the Plant (19-0) vs. Palmetto Ridge (3-8) matchup.

A total of eight different Rams contributed to the scoring for Riverview, with Senior Susan Lowther* leading all scorers with 13 points (8G/5A). Junior Caroline Steinwachs had 7 points (3G/4A), Junior CC Hackl* had 4 goals and Senior Alexandra Hernandez had 3 goals.

Riverview dominated at the draw circle, winning 24 of the 34 draws (71%). Lowther won 15 draws, to go along with her 4 groundballs and 2 takeaways. Steinwachs won 6 draws, and snagged 5 groundballs and 3 takeaways.

The scoring for Sickles was led by Junior midfielder Alexa Desart with 5 goals.

*Record Note: Hackl’s 4 goals moved her into 3rd place in the Riverview “All-time Points” ranking, with a total of 150 points (131 goals and 19 assists). Lowther’s 8-goal night gives her 101 goals on the season; the 2nd year in-a-row she’s tallied more than 100 goals in the season (112 – ’23).

2024 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 2A Tournament

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Riverview Rams @ Manatee Hurricanes (FHSAA 2A-D12 Playoffs – Championship)

For the third year in-a-row, the Riverview Rams (10-6) faced the Manatee Hurricanes (16-0) to decide the District 12 Championship. Although the Rams opened up the game with a 4-goal, 6-2 lead in the 1st quarter, the Hurricanes pulled away in the 2nd half, kept their undefeated season intact, and won their 2nd District Championship, 16-11. The Rams dominated at the draw circle, winning 71% of the draws, but the Hurricanes were able to force 10 turnovers, and limited the Rams to only one assist in the game with their tenacious and smothering defense.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by Senior Susan Lowther with 6 goals and one assist. Manatee’s Junior Izzy French led the Hurricanes with 5 goals and 3 assists.

2024 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11

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Lakewood Ranch Mustangs vs. Riverview Rams (@ Manatee HS)

The Riverview Rams (#2 Seed) Varsity Girls played the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs (#3 Seed) at Manatee High School in the FHSAA 2A, District 11 semi-finals on Friday night, with the winner of this game moving on to play the undefeated Manatee Hurricanes, who won earlier in the evening against Sarasota.

The Rams took care of business early, jumping out to a 9-1 lead over the Mustangs at halftime, and closed the game with a 19-10 victory. Riverview’s scoring was lead by Senior Susan Lowther with 13 points (6G/7A), Junior Chloe “CC” Hackl with 6 points (5G/1A) and Junior Caroline Steinwachs with 5 points (4G/1A). Riverview won 78% of the draws, with Lowther winning 17 draws herself.

Sarasota’s scoring was lead by the Freshmen Natalie Aguilar with 4 goals.

Riverview and Manatee will now face each other in the FHSAA 2A District 11 Finals on Wednesday, April 17th at 7PM at Manatee. This will be the third year in-a-row these two teams have played for the District Championship, with Riverview (2022) and Manatee (2023), each winning a District Championship.

2024 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11

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Riverview Rams @ Naples Golden Eagles

For their final regular season game of the 2024 season, the Riverview Rams (9-5, 3-1) Varsity Girls traveled south to take on the Naples Golden Eagles (9-3, 2-0). The game remained scoreless for nearly half of the 1st quarter, before Riverview scored 3 unanswered goals within a minute. The Rams would extend their lead to 11-2 at the end of the first half. One of the key highlights of the game came with 5:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter when Riverview’s Senior midfielder, Susan Lowther netted her sixth goal of the game, which was her 300th career goal for the Rams. The public address announcer for Naples recognized her achievement, as well. Lowther would finish the game with 6 goals and 5 assists, as the Rams closed out the game 18-9. Junior attacker, Chloe “CC” Hackl had 4 goals and 2 assists, Senior attacker Alexandra Hernandez had 4 goals and Junior midfielder Caroline Steinwachs had 3 goals, one assist, 7 draw controls, 3 groundballs and a takeaway for Riverview.

Scoring for Naples was lead by Senior Georgia Kent, who scored 4 goals and Sophomore Kylie Wells, who had 2 goals.

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Academy of the Holy Names Jaguars vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (8-5, 3-1) Varsity Girls hosted the Academy of Holy Names Jaguars (9-4, 1-0) at the Ram Bowl for a non-district matchup. Delayed 30 minutes due to a lightning strike that traveled across the sky just before the start the game, the Riverview Rams were unfazed by the delay, and jumped out to an early 9-6 lead in the first half, with Senior Susan Lowther scoring 6 times. In the 3rd quarter, the Rams came out firing, scoring the first 7 goals of the quarter, extending their lead to 16-6. Riverview slowed the offensive tempo in the 4th quarter a bit, but defensively, limited the Jaguars to only 1 goal, as they closed out their 8th win of the season, 23-11. Lowther had another record night, not only scoring her 100th point of the 2024 season, but netting 10 goals and tallying 16 points, which tie Riverview’s single-game record. Junior attacker, CC Hackl continued her scoring frenzy with 6 goals for the Rams. For Hackl, she’s scored 18 goals in her last 3 games. Junior Caroline Steinwachs had a 7 point game (4G/3A), to go along with her 10 draw control wins. Riverview impressively won 27 of the 38 draws (71%) in the game.

The Jaguars’ scoring was led by freshmen midfielder, Anna Donaldson with 5 points (4G/1A). Sophomore Lauren Martinez had 3 goals for AHN.

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Centreville Wildcats (VA) vs. Riverview Rams

From the Concorde District in Clifton, Virginia, the Centreville Wildcats (2-3) started their Spring Break week of lacrosse with an interstate, non-district game against the Riverview Rams (7-5, 3-1)  in the Ram Bowl. The Rams jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead in the first quarter, and went into halftime with a 13-5 advantage. The Wildcats scratched away at the Rams lead in the 4th quarter, but Riverview secured their 7th win of the season, 21-15.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by Senior Susan Lowther with 10 points (6G/4A) and Junior Caroline Steinwachs with 6 goals. Junior CC Hackl followed up her 7-goals in her previous game, with 5 more goals against the Wildcats, along with 1 assist. All 5 of Hackl’s goals came in the 1st quarter.

Centreville’s scoring was led by Junior Adrina Cantarelli with 7 points (6G/1A). Junior Alejandra Saavedra-Oprton and Sophomore Emily Kim each had 3 goals for the Wildcats.

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Riverview Rams @ Out-of-Door Academy Thunder

The Riverview Rams (6-5, 3-1) Varsity Girls traveled to the Out-of-Door-Academy (4-6, 0-2), on a rainy Friday night and came away with a decisive, 21-10 victory over the Thunder. Six different Rams contributed to the scoring barrage, with Junior Chloe “CC” Hackl scoring a career high, 7 goals, and Seniors Susan Lowther and Alexandra Hernandez netting 5 and 4 goals, respectively. Lowther also assisted on 6 of the goals for Riverview, putting her season point total at 86, which is the highest in the state, based on MaxPreps’ Florida rankings for Division 2. Junior Caroline Steinwachs nabbed 15 draw control wins for the Rams, in a game where the Rams won 77% of the draws (27-for-35).

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Community School of Naples Seahawks vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (5-5, 3-1) Varsity Girls hosted the Community School of Naples Seahawks (6-2) at the Ram Bowl, and came up just short in overtime, 19-18.  Trailing 18-13, with 6:40 remaining in the game, the Rams mounted a memorable, 5-goal comeback, with 3 goals by Senior Susan Lowther, and 2 goals by Junior Caroline Steinwachs. With 18 seconds remaining in regulation, Lowther tied the game, sending it into overtime. With 32 seconds remaining in overtime, the Seahawks’ Ruby Smith scored the game winner for CSN.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by Lowther with 13 points (9G/4A) and Steinwachs with 5 goals. Junior Chloe Hackl had 3 goals.

CSN’s scoring was lead by Sienna Wyatt with 12 points (5G/7A), Ruby Smith with 5 goals, and Nikki Ferrante with 4 goals.

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Riverview Rams @ St. Stephen’s Falcons

The Riverview Rams (5-4, 3-1) Varsity Girls finished their Spring Break with another road game, facing the St. Stephen’s Falcons (9-1, 4-0) in Bradenton on Friday night. It was a tough night for Riverview, who struggled at the Draw Circle (13-for-27, 48%) and Shooting (5-for-19, 26%). The Falcons capitalized, and jumped out to an 11-2 lead at halftime and closed out the game quickly in the 4th quarter with a running clock, soaring to an 18-5 victory.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by Junior midfielder Caroline Steinwachs with 4 goals, who picked up her 150th career point as a Ram. St. Stephen’s scoring was lead by Junior Haley Rosa with 7 goals and Senior Sienna Cassella with 6 goals.

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