Brooke shines on offense as the St. Johns PAL Lady Stars win the Battle at the Beach


On Saturday and Sunday (May 2nd & 3rd) the St. Johns PAL Lady Starz, middle school lacrosse teams participated in the 2015 Battle at the Beach tournament at Davis Park in Ponte Vedra, FL.  Participating in the event were teams from St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Creeks, and the Pipeline 210 clubs.  Playing for the PAL Lady Starz Green team, in the Black division, Brooke played the center mid-field position taking most of the teams face-off’s.  Brooke Reed #11, played the draws well helping her team to easily win a majority of the face-off’s during their tournament games.  During Brooke’s offensive play over 5 games, she had several assists to her teammates, helped earn and maintain team possessions with controlling ground balls, and scored a total of 11 goals.

The highlight of the five game tournament for Brooke came while playing against the Ponte Vedra Makos in the Championship game for their division.  Trailing 5-6, Starz Middle Natalie L. scored the tying goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game 6-6 and sent it into sudden death overtime play.  About one minute into the overtime, Natalie, from the wing position, passed the ball to Brooke who had cut to the top of the crease in front of the goal.  In one quick move, Brooke made the catch and fired the ball into the left of the goal to win the Championship game 7-6 and improve the Lady Starz Green tournament record to 4-1.  Brooke scored a total of 3 goals in the game.  Game opponents with results as follow:

  1. Pipeline 210           7-5 win, 2 goals
  2. PV Hammerheads    4-8 loss
  3. Creeks Wildcats      7-2 win, 2 goals
  4. Creeks Rush           7-2 win, 4 goals
  5. PV Makos               7-6 OT win, 3 goals