Last Saturday, October 29th, the UC San Diego Women’s Lacrosse team matched up with the Redlands NCAA Division III team. Being a club team, the girls of UC San Diego were prepared for a challenge and rose to the occasion. Newcomer, Jessie Larkin (Junior) drove to goal and scored in the first half demonstrating the skill of the new players that have joined the team this year. Returning player Michaela Juels (sophomore) scored a top corner penalty shot against the Redlands goalie. Equally incredibly was the defensive skills for the UC San Diego team who held the Redlands offense for several minutes at a time. Newcomer and international student from Germany, Hannah Wolff, gave the Redlands offense quite a struggle with her impeccable defensive skill and strategy. New goalie and previous attack player, Maria Fernanda McCavitt, had an impressive 50% saves percentage for her first official game. Although the UC San Diego came short of a victory, it is clear that they are well on their road to a fantastic season and have become further strengthened by the incoming skill of new players. Moreover, UC San Diego proved that they are a force to be reckoned with even on an NCAA scale.